Overcoming the Status Quo in Food Aid: Coalition Building at Bread for the World

Photo Credit: Todd Post/Bread for the World First in a series by Steven Damiano (LBJ MGPS Graduate) covering his internship at Bread for the World Institute. In the policy world, we often assume that if we use strong analysis to produce smart policy recommendations, legislators will see the benefits of our ideas and implement them. However, the reality is far more complex and good ideas, even ones that are coupled with a strong moral imperative, can struggle to gain traction. This is where coalition building, research, and advocacy become crucial. This summer I interned at the Bread for the World Institute, the research arm of Bread for the World...

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