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Food security and social protection

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The relationship between public works programmes and food insecurity
N. Ghosh; B. Guha-Khasnobis / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
This paper reviews the strategies and instruments in India that address household food insecurity. The paper also examines how far the existing public works programmes (PWP) target the households that are likely to be food insecure. I...
Corruption challenges Indian’s right to food
G. Cheriyan / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
If production of food grains in India is ample, then why does India account for a third of the world’s hungry? This paper reviews initiatives by the Government of India to provide food security to its citizens, and it explores wh...
Food for Schooling programme increases enrolment and household food consumption in Bangladesh
International Food Policy Research Institute 2004
This report evaluates a Food for Schooling (FFS) programme in Bangladesh. The Food for Schooling programme targets poor families and provides them with grain food subsidies if their children attend class. The evaluation finds t...
Sharing lessons on national systems of food distribution
Z. Zhang-Yue; W. Guanghua 2006
What are the differences between the Public Distribution Systems (PDS) of foodgrains in India and China? This paper compares these two systems and how they have helped to improve national food security, food security of the general pu...
Food insecurity persists because of governance and policy failures
J.-C. Le Vallée / Food Security Node, Development Gateway 2006
Political will for food security should be given the highest priority, yet in practice only gets modest attention. This paper attempts to address the gaps that exist. Specifically, this paper looks at: recent developmen...
Administrative costs do not correlate with targeting effectiveness or programme outcomes
N. Caldés; D. Coady; J.A. Maluccio / International Food Policy Research Institute 2004
A common criticism of social safety net programmes is that large proportions of their budgets are absorbed by administrative costs. However, there is very little rigorous empirical evidence on the costs and cost structures of such pro...
Improving the effectiveness and impact of seed and fertiliser relief in Zimbabwe
D. Rohrbach; A. B. Mashingaidze; M. Mudhara / Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2004
This analysis summarises the results of three major farm surveys designed to assess the distribution of seed and fertiliser inputs following the 2002/03 season drought in Zimbabwe. The analysis reveals that while the relief seed and f...
Safety nets and transfer programmes as a means of delivering the right to food
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2003
This note explores the role that social safety nets, and more specifically food safety nets, can play in realising the right to food. The brief: presents the concept of food security and the obligations of the State wit...
Programme leads had better quality of diet
F. Hanseen / Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee 2006
This paper investigates the impact of Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR/TUP), on changes in food and nutrient consumption between 2002 and 2004. This programme was initiated by BRAC in 2002 ...
Recommending that nutritional interventions be adapted to local contexts
Operations Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank 2006
This document explores the strengths and weaknesses of Asia Development Bank (ADB)-financed regional technical assistance (RETA), a modality in addressing nutrition issues and initiatives. Five member countries were consulted and inte...
Items 1 to 10 of 83

Items 1 to 10 of 83

The relationship between public works programmes and food insecurity
N. Ghosh; B. Guha-Khasnobis / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
This paper reviews the strategies and instruments in India that address household food insecurity. The paper also examines how far the existing public works programmes (PWP) target the households that are likely to be food insecure. I...
Corruption challenges Indian’s right to food
G. Cheriyan / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2006
If production of food grains in India is ample, then why does India account for a third of the world’s hungry? This paper reviews initiatives by the Government of India to provide food security to its citizens, and it explores wh...
Food for Schooling programme increases enrolment and household food consumption in Bangladesh
International Food Policy Research Institute 2004
This report evaluates a Food for Schooling (FFS) programme in Bangladesh. The Food for Schooling programme targets poor families and provides them with grain food subsidies if their children attend class. The evaluation finds t...
Sharing lessons on national systems of food distribution
Z. Zhang-Yue; W. Guanghua 2006
What are the differences between the Public Distribution Systems (PDS) of foodgrains in India and China? This paper compares these two systems and how they have helped to improve national food security, food security of the general pu...
Food insecurity persists because of governance and policy failures
J.-C. Le Vallée / Food Security Node, Development Gateway 2006
Political will for food security should be given the highest priority, yet in practice only gets modest attention. This paper attempts to address the gaps that exist. Specifically, this paper looks at: recent developmen...
Administrative costs do not correlate with targeting effectiveness or programme outcomes
N. Caldés; D. Coady; J.A. Maluccio / International Food Policy Research Institute 2004
A common criticism of social safety net programmes is that large proportions of their budgets are absorbed by administrative costs. However, there is very little rigorous empirical evidence on the costs and cost structures of such pro...
Improving the effectiveness and impact of seed and fertiliser relief in Zimbabwe
D. Rohrbach; A. B. Mashingaidze; M. Mudhara / Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2004
This analysis summarises the results of three major farm surveys designed to assess the distribution of seed and fertiliser inputs following the 2002/03 season drought in Zimbabwe. The analysis reveals that while the relief seed and f...
Safety nets and transfer programmes as a means of delivering the right to food
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2003
This note explores the role that social safety nets, and more specifically food safety nets, can play in realising the right to food. The brief: presents the concept of food security and the obligations of the State wit...
Programme leads had better quality of diet
F. Hanseen / Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee 2006
This paper investigates the impact of Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR/TUP), on changes in food and nutrient consumption between 2002 and 2004. This programme was initiated by BRAC in 2002 ...
Recommending that nutritional interventions be adapted to local contexts
Operations Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank 2006
This document explores the strengths and weaknesses of Asia Development Bank (ADB)-financed regional technical assistance (RETA), a modality in addressing nutrition issues and initiatives. Five member countries were consulted and inte...
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