Extending the social protection floor in Myanmar: School Feeding
The Ministry of Education with the support of the World Food Programme (WFP) will begin providing morning snacks to children in pre-and primary schools in the most food insecure areas in Myanmar. This intervention follows the food security assessments led by the WFP as well as the Assessment-Based National Dialogue facilitated by the ILO and UN Country Team which identified school feedings as a policy option to build a national social protection floor. This recommendation is integrated into the National Social Protection Strategic Plan as one of the eight "flagship programmes".
The National Social Protection Strategic Plan, available here.
The Assessment Based National Dialogue report, available here.
The WFP article announcing the programme, can be found here.
For more information on food security in Myanmar, click here.