Social Protection Pathways to Nutrition: Synthesis report

This report summarises and synthesises the outcomes of a project designed to improve nutritional outcomes that can be achieved through social protection systems in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. It has a particular focus on systems integration and the need to shift from the traditional focus on undernutrition to malnutrition in all its forms (i.e., undernutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, combined with the growing prevalence of overweight and obesity, sometimes referred to as the ‘double burden’). It provides a policy and operational roadmap for stakeholders seeking to improve the performance of social protection systems within LAC countries; particularly with a view to reducing vulnerabilities and improving nutritional outcomes throughout the life course.