Social Protection

Social Protection
XIXth Global Child Nutrition Forum

September 17 - 21: The Global Child Nutrition Foundation, the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger, and the Breakfast Club of Canada are hosting the 19th edition of this Forum to bring together nearly 300 among government representatives, the business community, international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions from 50 countries to discuss how to help governments around the world...

Nutrition Exchange

Nutrition Exchange (NEX) contains short, non-technical, and easy-to-read articles on nutrition programme experiences and learning, from countries with a high burden of undernutrition and those that are prone to crisis. It also summarises research and provides information on guidance, tools, and upcoming trainings in nutrition and related sectors. Nutrition Exchange is for practitioners working...

Field Exchange

Field Exchange (FEX) is ENN's online and print technical publication on nutrition and food security in emergencies and high burden contexts. The first edition was produced in 1996 in response to a demand by international agencies for a way to capture and rapidly ‘exchange’ humanitarian programming experiences, to share relevant research, evaluations, news, and to offer a platform for technical...

Smart School Meals: Nutrition-Sensitive National Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

This study highlights country practices that can serve to inform nutrition-sensitive school meals interventions. The analysis draws on decades of primary and secondary sources of information in 16 Latin America and Caribbean countries, and finds school meals interventions have advanced remarkably. The authors also find that the nutritional potential of school meals could be optimized by: 1) a...

Nepal: Can Information and Cash Improve Children's Development?

This policy note describes the impacts of a health and nutrition program in Nepal, which used monthly community-based health and nutrition messages combined with a short-term cash transfer for mothers. Mothers who received both information and cash reported a higher likelihood of breastfeeding their babies and an increased chance to take recommended vitamins. They also reported greater...

World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This World Food Programme Report analyzes national, regional and international responses to food crises. Authors look at three dimensions: 1) the levels, trends, and patterns of food assistance; 2) the primary challenges facing design and delivery of food assistance in different contexts; 3) innovations in food assistance that are being developed to address these challenges. The Report finds...

Invertir en la Primera Infancia | Investing in the Early Years

Spanish-language webinar presented by socialprotection.org, and the second in the Country Dialogue on Social Protection series. This event will feature representatives from the Governments of Peru (Crece Contigo program), Chile (Crece Contigo program), and Brazil, as well as technical specialists from the World Bank.

En Espagnol. El webinario «Invertir en la primera...

The Impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the Nutritional Status of Children: 2008–2012

This IFPRI report examines the impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), a large-scale social protection intervention aimed at improving food security and stabilizing asset levels, on children’s nutritional status over the period 2008–2012. The assessment pays particular attention to the targeting of the PSNP and how payment levels have evolved over time. Using inverse-...

Evaluation of Nutrition-sensitive Programs

This article provides guidance on how to design and carry out rigorous process, cost, and impact evaluations of complex nutrition-sensitive programs, attempting to demystify some of the challenges that have prevented investments such evaluations in the past. Authors refute the assumption that, although there is a consensus on the need to invest in nutrition-sensitive programs, actual evidence...

Are Poor Individuals Mainly Found in Poor Households? Evidence Using Nutrition Data for Africa

This WBG Policy Research Working Paper questions the ability of antipoverty policies to reach vulnerable individuals. The authors used undernutrition as the measure of individual welfare and reviewed data from 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They find undernourished women and children are, in fact, spread widely across the distributions of wealth and consumption. For instance, roughly...

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