Leveraging Social Protection Programs for Improved Nutrition : Report on the Proceedings of the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs, 2015
This report contains practical summaries of all sessions and round-table discussions during the Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs. It also distils major lessons, opportunities, and remaining challenges in the are of nutrition-sensitive social protection programs into succinct tables, and provides process documentation to assist others who want to convene a similarly large effort.
The Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs was co-hosted by Secure Nutrition and the Russian Federation Ministry of Finance, and held in Moscow in September of 2015 with attendance from approximately 150 participants across 20 countries in 6 languages. Key moments included peer-to-peer exchanges between country representatives running similar programs; program snapshots from Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America; and keynote presentations from the World Bank Group and IFPRI.
Some of the key objectives of the Global Forum were to:
- Better understand existing needs of countries to assist them in setting up well-functioning nutrition-sensitive social protection programs;
- Support countries in catalyzing, building commitment for, designing, establishing, managing, and scaling up nutrition-sensitive social protection programs; and
- Disseminate best policies and practices and innovative approaches in the area of social protection systems linking food security and nutrition, poverty reduction, and agricultural production.
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