United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO
Economic Policy Research Institute, EPRI

Webinar Presentation - The Social Protection Pathways to Nutrition: Evidence in Asia and the Pacific

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 23 April 2020. Social protection programmes command large resource flows compared with nutrition interventions, but their success in fighting poverty does not necessarily translate into success in reducing malnutrition. It is now well understood that the design of these programmes can be enhanced to maximize and sustain important food security and nutrition results, and this, in turn, will generate higher economic returns throughout people’s lifecycles. Drawing on the wealth of evidence gathered for the 2019 Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition - SOFI report - this webinar discussed some of the evidence available in the region and the possible reasons behind the lack of clear impact of these social protection programmes on nutrition outcomes.