USAID and the Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP) presented the event Building Resilience and Assets for Food Security: Evidence and Implications for Feed the Future, to be held September 29-30, 2011 in Washington, DC. This event showcased the most up to date research results on the impacts of social protection programs, ways to make these programs more effective, and how to improve their reach to the world’s poor.
The World Bank was there to present some of their recent work on this topic, along with DfID, and international research leaders. Topics included the examination of index insurance products, a look a the short term impacts of conditional cash transfers, complementary programs including financial tools such as savings, and discussion of how to link to rural labor markets. Focus was on both lessons learned from existing programs, as well as discussion of how to improve future endeavors.