Amy Margolies, Leland Fellow. Published in 2011
Brazil’s Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) policy framework was launched in 2003 with the advent of President Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva’s administration. It was created with the purpose of improving food security by integrating programs that promote agriculture, nutrition, health and education. Although often praised for its approach, not all components of Fome Zero have been sufficiently evaluated. This paper recommends ways to ensure rigorous and useful evaluation of Fome Zero.