Course category: 
Self-paced course
Language:
English
Organiser: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

The ISPA-FSN tool: Assessing social assistance programmes for better food security and nutrition

This e-learning course follows the previous one of the series: ‘Linkages between food security, nutrition and social protection: An introduction to basic concepts and principles’. It provides information on the process of conducting an assessment of social assistance and/or safety net programmes (part of the wider social protection measures) using the ISPA-FSN tool, presenting the four phases of the tool and how to implement its steps and activities.

Course series

The course series on “Making social assistance programmes work for nutrition: the ISPA-FSN tool” consists of the following two courses:

  1. Linkages between food security, nutrition and social protection: An introduction to basic concepts and principles
  2. The ISPA-FSN tool: Assessing social assistance programmes for better food security and nutrition

Since this course is part of a series of two, you will obtain your digital badge only upon passing a final assessment test that comprises questions based on the content of both courses.

Audience

This course targets:

  1. government employees and programme managers working for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour; and
  2. government employees, national and international development practitioners and researchers working on food security, nutrition and social protection issues.

You will learn about

  • The main steps and activities for implementing the ISPA-FSN tool throughout its four phases.
  • The process of conducting an assessment of social assistance programmes, using this tool to assess the impact on food security and nutrition outcomes.