World Food Programme Strategy for Support to Social Protection
In July 2021 WFP launched its Strategy for Support to Social Protection. It explains how WFP will contribute to the development of high quality national social protection systems and programmes in contexts of food insecurity, as a complement to its work responding directly to food security-related emergencies. It sets out WFP’s priorities in social protection – supporting the ability of social protection to help people meet their food security, nutrition and other essential needs, and to manage risks and shocks – and outlines the actions WFP will undertake to assist the achievement of those objectives.
Of particular relevance to practitioners working in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance are: the options the document sets out for linkages between WFP’s own programmes and national social protection; the special considerations for working in conflict and post-conflict / transitional settings; and WFP’s approach to partnering with governments and others to support the achievement of common social protection goals.