Social Protection

Social Protection
Nutrition Education & Behavior Change Communication: How Much is “Enough” to Achieve Measurable Results for Nutrition in Social Protection Programs?

Nutrition education and behavior change communication (BCC)  improve infant and young child nutrition.[1] In combination with cash, nutrition education may influence caregivers’ preferences towards more nutrient-...

The Effects of DFID’s Cash Transfer Programmes on Poverty and Vulnerability

In this review, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact explores the impact of 28 DFID’s cash transfer programs on poverty reduction over the period 2011 to 2015. These programs aimed to mitigate extreme poverty and improve nutrition, as well as to achieve a range of other specific objectives related for instance to education or women empowerment. Authors conclude that DFID’s cash transfers...

A Conditional Cash Transfer Program in the Philippines Reduces Severe Stunting

This article from the Journal of Nutrition investigated whether Pantawid, a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in the Philippines, improved anthropometric measurements in children aged 6–36 months. The researchers found that severe stunting was significantly reduced, making Pantawid one of few CCT programs worldwide to meet with this kind of success. By contrast, no changes were shown in...

Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2017

March 9 - 11: Tomorrow People Organization will host this Conference focused on issues of poverty and its eradication, social inequality, race relations and policy management and mismanagement with an international perspective. As poverty continues to be an ongoing, often-inhumane problem, this conference aims to provide a...

Key Steps for Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection

Integrating social protection and nutrition interventions can help support the development of human capital and well-being. However, synergies across these sectors do not come automatically.

On January 26, 2017, SecureNutrition and the World Bank Group hosted well-known author and IFPRI Senior Researcher Dr. Harold Alderman to outline the logic for prioritizing nutrition-sensitive...

Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis

This study uses snapshots of everyday life to analyze the risks and transformations brought about by economic globalisation, looking especially at how people responded to global food price inflation. The report is the result of four years of collaboration between qualitative and quantitative researchers in ten countries and builds on a similar IDS-Oxfam study that ran from 2009-2011. The...

The Handshake Between Nutrition and Social Protection: Theory vs. Reality

Nutrition-sensitive interventions entail a sort of handshake between sectors, and to a certain degree co-dependencies for shared success. At its core, the social protection sector serves to identify (through targeting) and support at-risk and vulnerable populations. In the context of nutrition-sensitive programming, social protection can also serve as a platform to: promote community-based...

How WFP Supported Dietary Diversity for Vulnerable Ecuadorians and Colombian Refugees: Nutrition-sensitive programming in a middle income country

This is a case study of a nutrition-sensitive program in Ecuador that connects dietary diversity, food security, schools, and local small-holder production--including for Columbian refugees. The program grew out of country policy changes, including Government assumption of WFP's food procurement and logistics role as well as discontinuation of school lunch programs. In response, WFP leadership...

Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN)

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) provides a matrix of nutrition-specific and -sensitive interventions classified by the type of evidence (meta-analyses, primary publications, or case studies) available for them. It was developed by the UN Network/REACH Secretariat, in consultation with other UN partner agencies, and is intended to foster multisectoral dialogue for policy. The...

Key Steps for Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection

In-person and online. Please register here. Lunch is served at 11:15am and seminar begins at 12:00pm, EST.

Integrating social protection and nutrition interventions can help support the development of human capital and well-being. However,...

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