Malnutrition in Zambia: Harnessing social protection for the most vulnerable

Reports
Sectors:
Social Protection, Nutrition, Child Development
Organization:
Save the Children
Author:
Katherine Richards and Stephanie Bellack
Region:
Africa
Resource Publication Date:
February, 2016
Content Format:
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Save the Children in March released the second in a series of reports on how nutrition and social protection come together through three pathways: food security, caring practices, and health services--this time looking at Zambia, where approximately 40% of children under 5 are stunted. The report follows the pathways to lay out evidence of nutrition impacts by social protection in past programs (literature review), and specific recommendations for Zambia as a result ("How to do Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection"). The authors include concise tables that align evidence supporting nutrition-sensitive social protection with implications for governance and program design, as well as a list of social protection instruments that fit within each of the pathways explored. This work was done alongside the Zambia CSO-SUN Alliance.

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