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Measuring the Cost of Ending Hunger Expert Meeting

18/07/2017 (Toute la journée) - 19/07/2017 (Toute la journée)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Cornell University are convening a meeting of donors and experts to discuss the methodology used in the report Ending Hunger: what would it cost? and how it can help build consensus for the most effective interventions to end hunger, including through a special journal issue. 

The report employs a first-of-its kind model that combines macro-economic data with household surveys. We found that it will cost on average an extra USD 11 billion of public money per year from 2016 to 2030 to largely end hunger, part of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2). USD 4 billion of the additional spending needs to come from donors. The remaining USD 7 billion will come from poor countries themselves.Since the launch of the report in November 2016, there has been broad interest from academics, economic modellers and donors, to understand how the model works. There have also been calls for more robust evidence and greater consensus on the most effective interventions to achieve SDG2.

The goal of this workshop is to explain the IFPRI-IISD methodology and discuss how it can be used to contribute to more robust evidence on the most effective interventions. The meeting will start with a detailed presentation of the methodology; it's strengths, limits, and how it can be used for future modeling efforts. The second day will focus on the pathway to building consensus among academics, modellers and donors through a special journal issue on the most effective interventions to achieve SDG2. 


Programme:

Tuesday 18 July
8.45 - 9.00
Coffee
9.00 - 9.15 Introduction and purpose of the meeting
Scott Vaughan, President & CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (tbc)

9.15 - 11.00 Presentation of the methodology for Ending Hunger: what would it cost?
David Laborde and Tess Lallemant, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Moderator: Carin Smaller, IISD

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 Question & answer session on the methodology
Moderator: Ammad Bahalim, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Effective interventions for ending hunger: what does the literature say?
Livia Bizikova, IISD
Moderator: Jaron Porciello, Cornell University

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.30 Effective interventions for ending hunger: what can be costed?
David Laborde, IFPRI
Moderator: David Hegwood, USAID

19.30 Dinner at Hotel Les Armures in the old town of Geneva (Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 1, 1204 Geneva)


Wednesday 19 July
8.45 - 9.00
Coffee
9.00 – 11.00 Introduction to the special journal issue
Jaron Porciello, Cornell University and Sarah Zoubek, Duke University (tbc)
Moderator: Ammad Bahalim, BMGF

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30 Improving agriculture and food policy making through coordinated systematic reviews
Jaron Porciello, Cornell University
Moderator: (tbc)

12.30 – 13.00 Next steps
Carin Smaller, IISD

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and end of meeting 

More information: https://www.iisd.org/event/measuring-cost-ending-hunger-expert-meeting 

Lieu: 

Chateau de Penthes - Geneva

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