Social protection and resilient food systems

October 2012 to March 2013

Social protection has emerged as a key development and humanitarian policy issue in the last decade. There have also been major food price shocks in many countries in the last five years. Interest in social protection and food systems is converging, and donor agencies and governments are looking at how different social protection instruments might better support the different components of food systems and maintain their resilience in the face of major shocks.

This project, through a series of reports and briefings, explores the impacts of social protection instruments on resilient food systems, including cash transfers, public works programmes and insurance, as well as broader initiatives that contribute to reducing povery and vulnerability, such as integrated livelihoods programmes, emergency reserves and structured demand. A synthesis report revies the main findings from each paper, draws out patterns in the effectiveness of the instruments and explores main issues that emerge across all the papers.

Outputs

Social protection and resilient food systems - a synthesis

Research reports and studies | October 2013 | Rachel Slater, Rebecca Holmes and Dharini Bhuvanendra
This paper is one of a series developed for GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zusammenarbeit) that explores the impacts of different social protection instruments on resilient food systems.
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Public works and resilient food systems

Research reports and studies | October 2013 | Anna McCord
This report outlines the evidence relating to the role of public works programmes (PWP) in contributing to resilient food systems. It is part of a series of reports produced for the GIZ (Feutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zusammenarbeit) looking at social...
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Social protection and resilient food systems - The role of cash transfers

Research reports and studies | October 2013 | Rebecca Holmes and Dharini Bhuvanendra
This paper assesses the extent to which cash transfer programmes can support a resilient food system. It is part of a series of reports produced for the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit), looking at Social Protection and Resilient Food...
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