Social Protection

Social Protection
The Global Food Crisis Response: Review of Lessons Learned

In August 2008, Mercy Corps and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Global Food Crisis Response (GFCR) to provide immediate and longer-term assistance to households in five countries that were severely impacted by food shortage: the Central African Republic (CAR), Nepal, Niger, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. The program used a hybrid of emergency and development approaches in an...

Brazil: A Desk Review of the National School Feeding Program

This report describes the history and main features of Brazil's National School Feeding Program (NSFP). Started in 1955, it is one of the numerous social assistance programs run by the Ministry of Development as part of Brazil's “Zero Hunger Strategy" (Fome Zero). NSFP provides an example of strong synergy and coordination between implementing agencies, as well as an effective local...

How Can Agriculture and Social Protection Work Together to Reduce Poverty and Hunger?

During the From Protection to Production (PtoP) Regional Workshop “Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection” held in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2014, Edmond Odaba (African Platform for Social Protection), Mary Nyamongo (African Institute for Health and Development) and Stephen Devereux (Institute of Development Studies) sat down together to discuss the...

Social Protection and Cash Transfer Programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, team leader of the FAO-led "From Protection to Production (PtoP)" project, explains Social Protection in relation to FAO's work and mandate. He focuses on the impacts of social cash transfers on rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa and how these programs can contribute to broader economic and agriculture development objectives. 

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Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI): Stakeholder Meeting Islamabad

This presentation highlights the main findings of a Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) review on the impact of cash transfer programs on acute malnutrition in humanitarian contexts. The presentation was delivered at a REFANI stakeholder meeting held in Isalamabad, Pakistan, on April 2, 2015. The 32 slides guide the audience through the key research areas identified...

The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013

A seminal collection of papers published every five years, which analyze ​the global situation of maternal and child undernutrition.

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Taking Safety Nets from Poverty Reduction to Nutrition Enhancement

This brief was prepared by IFPRI Senior Researcher Harold Aldermann for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) side meeting, "Transition from Safety Net Programs to Comprehensive Social Protection Systems: Food Security and Nutrition Perspective." Dr. Alderman highlights the effectiveness of, and...

Social Protection for Food Security and Nutrition

In its 39th Annual Session, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) issued a number of recommendations that urge Member States to strengthen comprehensive, nationally owned, context-sensitive social protection systems for food security, nutrition, and resilience. The CFS also reminds Member States that social protection programs for food security and nutrition should be guided by human...

The Impact of Cash Transfers on Nutrition in Emergency and Transitional Contexts: a Review of Evidence

This paper from ODI examines the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition and how cash transfers may address them. There is a temptation to conclude that the lack of ‘hard’ evidence on nutrition outcomes means that we need more. The authors stress, however, that this is only partly true. Evidence on nutrition outcomes are difficult and costly to obtain, and also risk having limited...

A Chance to Grow: How Social Protection Can Tackle Child Malnutrition and Promote Economic Opportunities

This report focuses on one component of social protection – social transfers – which are particularly relevant to tackling malnutrition. It sets out the role that social protection can play in improving nutrition and tackling hunger and makes the case for good nutrition in relation to long term economic growth. The authors also present five evidence-based guidelines for policy-makers regarding...

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