Administrative Publication No. (AP-094) 28 pp

October 2021

COVID-19 Working Paper: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Security in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Emerging Microeconomic Literature

This paper reviews preliminary findings from the emerging microeconomic literature on observed changes in food insecurity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The review complements existing macroeconomic projections of food insecurity, based on expected changes in income and prices, by providing discussions of local-level, microeconomic differences in food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic, food security, income shocks, markets, trade

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