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E-learning course on Social Safety Ne

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank have just released a new e-learning course on Social Safety Nets to meet decision makers’ need for understanding the role safety nets play in reducing poverty and building food security.

The course is aimed at decision makers who may not be technical experts, but need to understand the best options for implementing social safety nets in their specific context. The course highlights key issues to be considered for making the right decisions. It is also useful for anyone wishing to gain a solid overview of Social Safety Nets. Case studies provide examples of good practices. Nutrition is referred to in a few examples and case studies.

The course is available for free at: http://www.foodsec.org

This website also provides access to many other resources provided by the EC-FAO Programme on Linking Information and Decision Making to Improve Food Security. These include standards, tools and methodologies, e-learning courses and training materials, and food security country briefs. The programme is based at the FAO and funded by the European Union’s Food Security Thematic Programme.

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E-learning course on Social Safety Ne. Field Exchange 42, January 2012. p54. www.ennonline.net/fex/42/elearning

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