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Education and Social Protection for Development

If education is a crucial driver that ignites human development, and key to achieving the recently UN-adopted sustainable development goals (SDGs), and if social protection mechanisms and initiatives contribute to development, then how can education and social protection come together to boost the efforts in making development more sustainable?    

For some inspiration, check out this one-pager on "Education and Human Rights for Sustainable Human Development"!

Link to one-pager: http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/eng/OP307_Education_and_Human_Rights_for_Sustainable_Human_Development.pdf  

I think it is a two way relationship rather than a one directional dependent-independent relationship. In the developing world Social protection interventions are critical for addressing challenges many people face in their quest of being educated. Interventions such as free education, school feeding programmes and free transportation to school are all social protection efforts aimed at improving education. On the other hand, education of main stakeholders (parents, community leaders, etc.) in whatever form, particularly in rural Africa, is essential for social protection intervention to be effective. Continual awareness about a decade and half ago in some Africa countries was very important in improving girl child education in Africa. Social protection alone could not have helped without awareness creation. It is obvious then, that education improves social protection efforts while social protection efforts address educational challenges to improve literacy.

Godwin Kwasi Awuah wrote:

I think it is a two way relationship rather than a one directional dependent-independent relationship. In the developing world Social protection interventions are critical for addressing challenges many people face in their quest of being educated. Interventions such as free education, school feeding programmes and free transportation to school are all social protection efforts aimed at improving education. On the other hand, education of main stakeholders (parents, community leaders, etc.) in whatever form, particularly in rural Africa, is essential for social protection intervention to be effective. Continual awareness about a decade and half ago in some Africa countries was very important in improving girl child education in Africa. Social protection alone could not have helped without awareness creation. It is obvious then, that education improves social protection efforts while social protection efforts address educational challenges to improve literacy.

Education is Key to poverty reduction, especially for Developing Economys like Sub-saharan Africa where 80 percent are illiterate, Education is vital for Development and poverty reduction, hence social protection wish is a recent measure will play a vital role in Addressing this Challenges.

 

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