Social protection systems can play a central role in combating both monetary and multidimensional child poverty, given their potential to contribute to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, improve children’s nutritional, health and educational status and reduce socio-economic barriers to children’s well-being.
Webinar recording from the second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, provided a presentation on the process of initiation, implementation, results, reception and impact of an ISPA Assessment of the Public Works Component of the Tanzanian Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme.
Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)
Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania
The first session of the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool" webinars, continuing the ISPA Tool Webinar Series, presented a general introduction on the development of the Tool and how it can help national and global stakeholders assess the performance of public works programmes in a country, as well as setting out possible enhancement and scaling up of existing programmes and/or contributing to the design of new programmes.
Mito Tsukamoto, Senior Specialist, Employment Intensive Investment Programme, the International Labour Organisation
The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel. Close to 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in the current lean season.