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World Food Programme Strategy for Support to Social Protection - 2021

Author: WFP Social Protection Team
The strategy articulates WFP’s approach to social protection and offers a coordinating framework that outlines how the organization will contribute deliberately and systematically to collective efforts to achieve long-term national social protection goals.

Social protection plays a vital role in the pursuit of a world with Zero Hunger. This strategy 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 WFP’s work in emergency response. 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. The strategy builds on decades of experience in the field, consolidating WFP’s approach for the years ahead.