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Now-casting regional consumer food inflation
FAO statistical working paper series 14-07

2014

This paper presents the methodological framework used by FAO’s Statistics Division to now-cast consumer food inflation at regional level. Hybrid ARIMA-GARCH models are estimated for each region, with additional explanatory variables constructed from a large and high-frequency dataset.

Selecting a core set of indicators for monitoring global food security: A methodological proposal
FAO statistical working paper series 14-06

2014

This paper proposes a methodology to select indicators in multidimensional assessments, such as the ones required for the measurement of food security. By linking the overarching objectives of the evaluation to the nature of the indicators, this methodology is able to discriminate among the hundreds of indicators proposed.

Refinements to the FAO methodology for estimating the prevalence of undernourishment indicator
FAO statistical working paper series 14-05

2014

This paper reports on refinements to the methodology for estimating the prevalence of undernourishment that were adopted during the preparation of the State of Food Insecurity in the World report 2014. 

Advances in hunger measurement: traditional FAO methods and recent innovations
FAO statistical working paper series 14-04

2014

This paper elaborates on some of the methodological aspects linked to assessing food insecurity, with special reference to the practice that FAO has been following in monitoring the state of food insecurity in the world. 

Methodological issues in the estimation of the prevalence of undernourishment based on dietary energy consumption data: A review and clarification
FAO statistical working paper series 14-03

2014

Following a review of developments in undernourishment in a population this paper shows that the formulation of PU within the bivariate distribution framework is inappropriate. Subsequently, the relevance of the univariate approach is clarified. 

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