The report provides a general overview of social protection and safety nets issues in relation to food security and nutrition outcomes in Tajikistan, with a summary of the main trends and a set of consolidated findings and policy recommendations.
The evaluation was conducted in the context of WFP efforts to strategically position itself across the humanitarian development and peace nexus in the framework of the Agenda 2030 and the UN reform. It assessed progress towards the 2013 School Feeding Policy objectives, and how well WFP is positioned and equipped to deliver on its school feeding agenda, with particular emphasis on the organizational readiness to implement the 2020-2030 school feeding strategy.
This Review is inclusive, based on a consultative process and provides a comprehensive analysis of the problems faced by Tajikistan in ensuring food security and nutrition, and in achieving SDG 2 by 2030.
The review identifies a basic level for a common understanding of the problems and gaps in food security and nutrition, thereby facilitating the coordination of priority actions needed to eradicate hunger by 2030. The conclusions and recommendations of the Strategic Review will help to form the future directions and national priorities identified in the development programmes and strategies of Tajikistan, and will contribute to the evaluation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
These reports are part of a series of scoping studies on Social Protection and Safety Nets for Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition in the Central Asia Region commissioned by the World Food Programme in partnership with the University of Maastricht in 2017.
Nearly 15 million children between 5-14 years old are out of school in MENA, and 10 million are in school but at risk of dropping out due to poverty and social marginalization, as well as migration, displacement and conflict. This brief provides key messages and actions for governments, WFP offices and partners to strengthen linkages between school feeding programmes and social protection to maximize the benefits of National School Feeding Programmes (NSFPs) as safety nets in the region.
The evaluation was commissioned by the independent Office of Evaluation to provide evaluative evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next WFP country strategic plan (CSP) in Tajikistan. It covers WFP activities implemented between 2018 and September 2021 to assess continuity from the previous programme cycle.
Annual Country Reports (ACR) are a key accountability document produced by country offices on a yearly basis which inform donors how their funds were used during the reporting year. Their purpose is to tell WFP’s performance story in an accurate, transparent and evidence-based manner by assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of our operations in our pursuit towards zero hunger.
WFP Tajikistan has conducted a Gender and Diversity Inclusion Analysis on its operations, in adherence to the WFP Protection and Accountability Policy, the WFP Gender Policy, Disability Inclusion Roadmap and three of the guiding principles of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.
In December 2020, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy 3.0 (2021-2025) was approved by the SUN Movement Lead Group and is currently being operationalized by SUN countries at a national level.
Aligning with the Scaling up Nutrition Strategy 3.0, a strategic roadmap was developed to support the advancement of SUN Business Networks (SBN) in the Asia region, with the overall aim of increasing private sector engagement in nutrition. The SUN and SBN 3.0 strategies both recognize the need for a shift from a globally driven SUN Movement and SBN to ones that are centered at the national level, with strengthened support at the regional level.
The SBN roadmap for Asia articulates the way forward to engage the private sector and grow SBNs in Asia at country and regional levels, including through the establishment of a regional platform/ coordination mechanism to support national SBNs and identify opportunities with key regional players. It also describes additional opportunities for private sector engagement at the regional level, including strategic alignment with existing private sector-led coalitions and consortia such as the UN Global Compact.