Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement: An Assessment of Experience in Africa and Elements of Good Donor Practice

March 1, 2007 - Author: David Tschirley and Anne Marie del Castillo

IDWP 91. David Tschirley and Anne Marie del Castillo. 2007. Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement: An Assessment of Experience in Africa and Elements of Good Donor Practice

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This report discusses the potential for procurement of food aid in local/regional markets to
improve the effectiveness of response to food emergency victims. The paper examines the
relevance of local/regional procurement (LRP) to donors and the rationale for using it, reviews
LRP’s efficiency relative to in-kind food aid and to local prices in the markets in which it occurs
(focusing on Africa), proposes a classification of risks involved in LRP, discusses a range of
potential LRP modalities, and closes by proposing a framework of guiding principles,
information systems, and operational procedures for responsible and effective LRP.

Tags: cross-country, idwp


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country


Authors

David L. Tschirley

David L. Tschirley
517-355-0134
tschirle@msu.edu


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