Social Protection

Social Protection
The Interaction between Social Protection and Agriculture: a Review of Evidence

The paper provides an empirical rationale for building synergies and complementarities between social protection and smallholder agriculture in developing countries (especially sub-Saharan Africa). The authors explore the interaction between the two domains by identifying how social protection impacts agricultural production and how agricultural interventions reduce risks and vulnerability for...

Social Protection for Food Security: A Report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

At its October 2010 meeting, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High-level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to undertake a study on the potential of social protection to improve food security – this report contains the HLPE analysis and recommendations. After glancing through the main concepts, the report examines the merits and limitations of social...

Recognizing the Linkages between Social Protection and Agriculture

This information note outlines the linkages between social protection and agriculture within the framework of the PtoP (from Protection to Production) program. Social protection and smallholder agricultural interventions often cover the same geographic space and target the same households, which creates opportunities for to strengthen livelihoods of poor rural households from multiple sectors...

Mexico School Breakfast Programme: a Case Study

The Mexican government is contending with the double burden of obesity and undernourishment. As part of a broader response to this challenge, the country has been adapting a school feeding program that provides breakfast to over 6 million schoolchildren. The School Breakfast (Desayunos Escolares) program has been transformed from centrally managed into a decentralized national program...

How the Government of the Dominican Republic Reduced Anemia by 50% in Vulnerable Children, with support from WFP: a Case Study on Nutrition-Senstive Programming in a Middle Income Country

This case study describes how the Government of the Dominican Republic and the World Food Programme collaborated to integrate nutrition-sensitive components into the social protection program Progresando con Solidaridad. Interventions have included: capacity development to community leaders and health practitioners; stakeholder coordination; community nutrition education; promotion of...

Case Study: Costa Rica’s School Child and Adolescent Food and Nutrition Programme

This report covers five dimensions of school feeding programs: design/implementation, policy/legal framework, institutional arrangements, funding, community participation. It assesses Costa Rica’s School Child and Adolescent Food and Nutrition Programme (PANEA), one of the oldest programs in Central America. Process evaluations indicate that PANEA contributes to improving...

Bolivia's Complementary School Feeding: a Case Study

Part of a World Food Programme series on school feeding, this report analyzes Bolivia’s Complementary School Feeding Programs (Alimentación Complementaria Escolar, ACE) and focuses design and implementation, policy and legal frameworks, institutional arrangements, funding, and community participation. Similar to other reports within the series, this review highlights steps going...

The Namibian School Feeding Program: A Case Study

This resource provides an operational review of the current Namibia School Feeding Programme (NSFP). It uses interview and EMIS data to describe design and implementation, policy frameworks, institutional set up, funding, planning arrangements, and community participation. Similar to other countries, the relevance of school feeding programs—and safety nets more broadly–is well recognized,...

Social Protection and Nutrition

This pragmatic Guidance Note from the Australian Government's Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade aims to equip aid administrators and practitioners familiar with basic social protection concepts to understand its potential to improve nutrition. The document presents the theoretical case for using social protection in the fight against malnutrition and sets out a series of questions that...

Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 countries

This book is a joint analysis of school feeding programs, published through the Partnership for Child Development at Imperial College London and bringing together editors from Imperial College, WFP, and the World Bank Group. The book describes school feeding as a sustainable and a big business, serving approximately 368 million children and operating with a global investment of around US$75...

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