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Social transfers in the fight against hunger – A resource for development practitioners

2014 — By Nicholas Freeland, Cécile Cherrier

A European Commission Reference Document aims to deepen the understanding of a concept, develop knowledge, provide orientations for aid implementation, and present good practices. This Reference Document is intended as a resource to support the practical integration of social transfers into programmes addressing hunger in development cooperation and aims to build a better understanding of the potential role of social transfers in addressing food insecurity and, in particular, the logic behind the idea of social transfers within the access-to-food component.

It seeks to take stock of good practices, experiences, and academic literature on social transfers in the fight against hunger and is based on a review of the international literature on social transfers, food security and social protection, as well as a number of case studies based on current EU Delegation and EU Member States’ interventions on social transfers.