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Community Grain Banks and Basic Development

Graham Watson

4th April 2019

One of the central tenets of economics is that uncertainty reduces efficiency. Nowhere is that more true than in development economics, where uncertainty about incomes, and meeting basic needs - like security, shelter and food - have massively deleterious effects.

This World Bank clip looks at how a community grain bank increases food security, enhancing developmental outcomes in Afghanistan. Social capital can be crucial in helping to sustain improvements in basic development outcomes.

Community Grain Bank Helps Afghan Households Fight Hunger

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