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Pakistan - Special Focus: Does macro-economic stability matter for household food security? July 2013

  • Several factors are maintaining pressure on food and non-food prices: depreciation of the Pakistani Rupee, deterioration of the trade balance and the widening fiscal deficit, long-lasting effects of floods, and localized droughts.
  • Particularly food inflation is deteriorating households’ purchasing power and has contributed significantly to food insecurity over the last few years.