Monetization of Food Aid: Reconsidering U.S. Policy and Practice



“Monetization” is one of the more misunderstood and increasingly controversial forms of US food assistance abroad. It has rarely been reviewed by an independent entity. In June 2009, the DC-based non-profit, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, published an important, 56-page report, “Monetization of Food Aid: Reconsidering U.S. Policy and Practice” by Emmy Simmons, who also serves on the board of the Partnership.

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