Social Protection

Social Protection
Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI): Literature Review

The Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI), a 3-year project funded by UK aid and co-financed by ECHO, aims to strengthen the evidence base on the nutritional impact and cost-effectiveness of cash- and voucher-based food assistance programs. This literature review examines the effectiveness of cash transfer programs (CTPs) on acute malnutrition, including a section on...

Sharing Innovative Experiences: Successful Social Protection Floor Experiences

This report presents 18 case studies from 15 developing countries on their efforts to develop and implement a social protection system. The overall aim is to share experiences around challenges and solutions, and to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of the various elements of social protection. The report also documents the process of putting such elements in place in...

Common Ground: UNICEF and World Bank Approaches to Building Social Protection Systems

Developing and strengthening social protection systems are at the core of UNICEF's Social Protection Strategic Framework and the World Bank's Social Protection and Labor Strategy. This note outlines common ground in their commitments and calls on other stakeholders to engage collaboratively in the systems agenda. The note also highlights the rationale for a systemic approach to social...

Addressing Malnutrition Multisectorally: What Have We Learned from Recent International Experience?

The paper offers practical guidance to countries as they set out to develop multisectoral nutrition initiatives. The authors look back at a previous era of multisectoral work as well as an array of contemporary experiences, providing an historical overview of country experiences with multisectoral nutrition as well as core lessons learned from three major programs (Peru, Brazil and Bangladesh...

Improving Child Nutrition: The Achievable Imperative for Global Progress

This report builds on UNICEF’s earlier findings on child nutrition by demonstrating the success of efforts to scale up programs. After explaining the causes and consequences of malnutrition, the report provides an assessment of the global status of nutrition. It then considers different nutrition-sensitive interventions and approaches (particularly agriculture and social protection) based on a...

Nutrition Improvement Approach: Maximizing Food Assistance Programs for Optimum Nutrition Benefit

This short presentation explains the World Food Programme's Nutrition Approach as of 2010. The approach has two main components: (1) right food at the right time, with the use of new safe and effective nutritious products for operations and a focus on prevention and under-two nutrition; and (2) partnerships, coherence, capacity building at the global, regional, national level and with the...

Learning from Experience: Good Practices from 45 Years of School Feeding

This study presents a series of case studies on school feeding. Together they provide a wealth of information accumulated over decades in the field and aim to provide a simple and effective tool for practical use. Taking all the cases together, the study identifies eight new standards as a benchmark for quality and sustainability with corresponding indicators: good practices require nationally...

State of School Feeding Worldwide 2013

This publication builds on the 2009 WBG/World Food Programme Rethinking School Feeding with the aim of further developing the knowledge base through a global school feeding survey, a series of case studies, and technical working papers....

FAO's Work in Social Protection

This note sets the background for the 148th session of the FAO Council, highlighting the relevance of social protection in the context of FAO’s reviewed Strategic Framework, most notably in: (1) providing direct income support with immediate impact on food security and poverty reduction at the individual and household level; (2) supporting farmers and other rural households in overcoming...

Designing CCT Programs to Improve Nutrition Impact: Principles, Evidence and Examples

While various studies have concluded that conditional cash transfers (CCTs) can reduce malnutrition, few of these programs actually had improving nutrition as their primary aim. This paper suggests that CCT programs can increase their impact on nutrition through modifications to design and operations, incorporating considerations for poverty, women's control over resources, food fortification...

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