Governance and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
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Ang, Alvin P., Ph.D.
This paper advances the analysis of food security drivers through the lens of governance and institutions. This covers a sample of twenty seven (27) countries of Sub Saharan Africa and fourteen (14) countries of Asia for the period 2000-2013. With an unbalanced panel data of countries, model estimation was performed using pooled OLS, Panel Corrected Standard Errors (PCSE), and panel instrumental variable regression. Controlling for market variables, the empirical analysis finds evidence of a strong negative relationship between governance quality and hunger in both regions. All dimensions of governance except political stability (in pooled OLS) and control of corruption (in PCSE) are significant drivers of food security in Sub Saharan Africa. Asia's food security is significantly influenced by government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption.
(2016). Governance and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia [Dissertation]. Ateneo de Manila University.