Scoping Study on Social Protection and Safety Nets for Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia region (Executive Summary)

Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have found their way to economic growth and improved livelihoods after a long period of transition to market economies. Instability and confliict within and around the region, vulnerability to developments in the global economy and an increasing frequency of natural disasters are obstacles on the path to inclusive growth. The three countries, Armenia, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, which are the focus of a new regional synthesis report on nutrition-sensitive social protection and safety nets commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP)1, are at different development stages.