The Cost of Hunger in Egypt

July 30th, 2013

Implications of Child Undernutrition on the Social and Economic Development of Egypt – Published on World Food Programme WFP, June 2013 (linked with Hunger in Africa – the Swazi Study: How Hunger stunts African Economies).

About the Study: The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study is a multi-country study aimed at estimating the economic and social costs of child undernutrition. This is done by estimating additional cases of morbidity, mortality, school repetition and dropouts, as well as reduced productivity that can be directly associated with undernutrition before the age of five, and the associated costs to an economy.   

In Egypt, the study was led by the Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), and supported by WFP. Support in providing data was given by the Central Statistics Agency (CAPMAS), the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education in Egypt.

2009 data was used for the study as the most recent complete dataset facilitating the analysis. All associated costs estimated are likewise in 2009 prices.

Quick Facts on Egypt Study: … //

… (full text and related links).


World Food Programme WFP: /Homepage, /about, /Factsheets, /Contacts;

West Africa Appeal, 1.56 min, on Save The;

Fight Hunger in Africa, on FARM AFRICA,org;

Chinese purchase of WA farmland divides opinions, on Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab, by Bronwyn Herbert, July 23, 2013.

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