Approaches to Combat Hunger in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | August 2010

The Millennium Development Goals envision halving the incidence of poverty and hunger by 2015 and call for major improvements in the provision of basic services.

This paper aims to trace the progress of efforts to reduce hunger in Asia and the Pacific, to identify reasons for their successes and failures, and to suggest policy initiatives to help make tangible progress of the Millennium Development Goal targets from now until 2015.


  • Introduction
  • Hunger Definitions
  • Estimates and Trends of Hunger and Poverty in the Region
  • Child Hunger
  • Causes and Correlates of Hunger
  • Conclusions: Major Elements of a Hunger Strategy
  • References

Additional Details

  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Health
  • Poverty
  • WPS101977
  • 2071-9450 (Print)

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