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The Impact of Multiple Policy Interventions on Food Security


  • Saleth, R. Maria
  • Dinar, Ariel


The impact of a program or policy intervention is influenced by the impact synergies from other programs and policies, and by the role of underlying institutions. This fact, though known, has not been formally treated in existing literature. This paper addresses this gap by developing a framework that evaluates together the impact synergies among multiple programs and the impact mediation roles of different institutions within the same analytical context. An application of this framework in the Sri Lankan context provides numerical evidence for the flow of impact synergies among three water and agriculture-related development programs and the roles of eleven different institutions.

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  • Saleth, R. Maria & Dinar, Ariel, 2009. "The Impact of Multiple Policy Interventions on Food Security," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 923-938, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:31:y:2009:i:6:p:923-938

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    1. Jha, Raghbendra & Gaiha, Raghav & Pandey, Manoj K. & Kaicker, Nidhi, 2013. "Food subsidy, income transfer and the poor: A comparative analysis of the public distribution system in India's states," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 887-908.
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    3. Muhammad Bashir & Steven Schilizzi, 2015. "Food security policy assessment in the Punjab, Pakistan: effectiveness, distortions and their perceptions," Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, Springer;The International Society for Plant Pathology, vol. 7(5), pages 1071-1089, October.


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