Social Protection Pathways to Nutrition: Case studies

The Social Protection Pathways to Nutrition study is a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The overarching goal of the Social Protection Pathways to Nutrition study is to review the evidence and propose an analytical and operational framework. The study seeks to strengthen the positive impacts of social protection interventions in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region on nutritional outcomes, by building a robust evidence-base [methodology] focused on ‘what works’, ‘how’ and ‘why’, to contribute to enhanced wellbeing in the region. In this context, one of the objectives of the study is to unpack the impact pathways by jointly exploring design and implementation features of different social protection instruments and to identify barriers and enablers that hinder or facilitate positive nutritional outcomes in the short to long run. The case studies will contribute to explore the social protection pathways and their constraints, strengths, and challenges in relation to nutrition or food security.