Access more nutrition-sensitive resources for Social Protection
Disclaimer: This How-To Guide provides at-a-glance information about concepts and strategies that connect different sectors. It is not intended to be comprehensive and is not officially endorsed by any organization. It is a “sign post” document that indicates key concepts and suggests where to look for further information. Read more.
Nutrition is important to social protection because it supports human capital across generations. Social protection is important to nutrition because it provides delivery systems to reach nutritionally vulnerable people.
What to Know & Look For
- Most countries have a national nutrition plan; their scope varies.
- If you are working in a SUN country, it is more likely nutrition is “on the agenda”.
- Many countries also have a social protection plan, policy and/or framework; their scope again varies.
How does it help
- Review national nutrition policies to reinforce linkages with your program and improve sustainability.
- Scaling Up Nutrition Global Movement – Countries
- NOURISHING Framework of nutrition-related country policies
- WBG 2007 - The Political Economy of Nutrition Policy Reform
This How-To Guide is intended to support those who design and implement nutrition-sensitive programs. It will be reviewed twice yearly by SecureNutrition staff at the World Bank and by individual technical partners. The last time the How-To Guide was updated was 1 April 2016. We welcome your suggestions: Contact us
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Poor nutritional status caused by nutritional deficiency or excess.
What is stunting?
Low height for age, when compared to a global sex-specific standard.
What is dietary diversity?
The number of food groups consumed over a given period of time that can be used as an indicator of household food security, or diet quality.
What is 1000 Days?
The period from conception to the completion of the child’s second year of life in which nutritional requirements are substantial and damage from malnutrition is largely irreversible.