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Emerging Insight #26: Product Diversification to Improve Outreach

In order to improve the outreach of mutual insurance organizations, the Centre for International Development and Research in Guinea (CIDR) decided to diversify beyond the common family health product. One of the innovative products introduced was a school health product that covers the health risks of children while at school, and is designed to meet the needs of the schools and parents.

Food Aid and Food Security in the Short and Long Run: Country Experience from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

This document, produced under a primer series on social safety nets, assesses the role of food aid in improving food availability and food access. It is based on a synthesis of experiences in four countries:  India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Zambia. It concludes that food aid does not have to create negative impacts, particularly if it is tied to the development of infrastructure that supports production and market linkages, avoids creating negative price effects for food producers, and reaches the food insecure.