CSIS report launch: A Role for Social Protection Investments to Support Food and Nutrition Security: Lessons from Ghana

Social protection programs are increasingly favored for tackling food security as they often directly target the most vulnerable. In Ghana, investments have been made in the Government of Ghana's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program to extend the cash transfer to pregnant women, and children under the age of one, as this early stage of life is critical to cognitive development and physical health. The Global Food Security Project of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) launched a report analyzing the social protection program in Ghana spearheaded by USAID/UNICEF's Feed the Future initiative and the Government of Ghana's LEAP program.

The report was launched in Washington D.C. featuring a panel of experts including IFPRI Director of Health, Poverty, and Nutrition, Daniel Gilligan.

To know more about the program and the report, click here.