A series of global crises combined with socio-economic determinants, including an aging population and rapid urbanization, have amplified the need for a global food system transformation. Food systems combine everything it takes to produce and consume food on a day-to-day basis. Its transformation aims to “generate a future where all people have access to healthy diets produced in sustainable and resilient ways that restore nature and deliver equitable livelihoods.”
At the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings on April 10-16, 2023, much attention will focus on the ongoing calls to reform the MDBs to enable them to provide more financial resources to LICs and LMICs. The additional financial resources that reform could unlock would support countries in addressing ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate-related disasters.
On February 16-17, 2023 ECW, the UN global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, launched a high-level pledging conference to galvanize financing commitments from world leaders to protect and sustain the right to education, particularly in countries affected by humanitarian and political crises.