Niger: Food Security and Safety Nets

Reports
Sectors:
Social Protection, Food Security
Organization:
World Bank Group (WBG)
Author:
Jenny C. Aker, Carlo del Ninno, Paul A. Dorosh, Menno Mulder-Sibanda, and Setareh Razmara
Regions:
Africa
Publication Dates:
February, 2009
Content Formats:
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In the wake of the global food and fuel price crises beginning in 2008, policymakers in Africa increasingly viewed safety nets as core instruments for reducing poverty and helping poor and vulnerable households to more effectively manage risk. To support this interest, a series of social protection assessments was undertaken by the World Bank Group in order to analyze the status of Africa’s social protection programs and safety nets broadly, and to identify areas for improvement. This particular assessment focuses on food security policies and programs in Niger, and provides an action plan for developing an effective safety net strategy. The ultimate aim is to assist the Government of Niger in developing a multisectoral approach that reduces vulnerability to food insecurity. 

 

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