Sustainable Food Value Chains Knowledge Platform

Financing Rural Infrastructure: Priorities and Pathways for Ending Hunger


This report by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) highlights the importance of infrastructure for growth and development, and rural infrastructure in particular for hunger and food security. Based on an extensive meta-analysis of the literature on rural infrastructure and its ability to end hunger, it focuses on four rural asset categories: storage/cold storage, feeder roads, decentralized renewable energy and irrigation infrastructure. The objective is to assist donors and investors who are dedicated to ending hunger to target their financial resources to these high-impact infrastructure categories, as well as to help them understand why these projects are worth supporting and the specific challenges these projects face. 

Countries: Non-country specific
Topics: Business enabling environment upgrading, Public-private partnership (Cross-sectional)
Personal author: Laura Turley, David Uzsoki
Authoring organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Type: Discussion
Format: Document
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