What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies?

Refugee camp, Rwanda (2006) Photo credit: Elisa Finocchiaro, Flickr
What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies? The webinar, titled What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies , presented the findings concerning social protection systems and crisis management in Pakistan, Mozambique, Mali, the Sahel, Philippines and Lesotho. The event took place on the 11 January 2018, and focused on themes surrounding shock responsive systems and social assistance. The webinar was hosted by socialprotection.org and organised by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Cash Learning Partnership (CALp) and the National Institute of Psychical Health (INASP). The webinar was moderated by Sarah Bailey (Research...Read more

Social protection systems can play a central role in combating both monetary and multidimensional child poverty, given their potential to contribute to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, improve children’s nutritional, health and educational status and reduce socio-economic barriers to children’s well-being.

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Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA)

We would like to invite you to register for the Online Community (find how to register here ) ‘Social protection in MENA’, which is part of the project " Social Protection Knowledge Generation and Policy Analysis in MENA", a partnership between the...

When countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) achieved their independence, formal social protection schemes established by former colonial powers were, to varying degrees, assimilated or mimicked by the State, particularly pension systems for government and formal-sector workers.

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In response to the current Yemen Crisis, the World Bank has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a US$30 million World Bank-IDA funded Emergency Crisis Response Project. The program is helping to revive Yemen's economy through large “Cash4Work” projects and supporting small businesses.

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Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region through a Child Lens

This webinar, titled Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region through a Child Lens , presented the main findings of an overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through a child lens. The webinar was hosted by socialprotection.org and carried out by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG ) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF ). This event is the first of the Series of discussions from the new MENA Project Webinar Series . Arthur van Diesen (Social Policy Advisor, UNICEF MENA Regional) moderated the discussions, while Charlotte Bilo (Researcher, IPC-IG) and Anna Carolina Machado (...Read more
Slide presentation from the webinar which presented the main findings of an overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through a child lens, carried out by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office. The presentation provides an updated picture of non-contributory social protection in the region, presenting the most prevalent programme types, targeted population groups as well as targeting mechanisms, among other relevant features.
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The more than 658,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan face a highly uncertain future. They cannot go home, given the ongoing conflict and insecurity in Syria; many of the most vulnerable struggle to find suitable employment that would enable them to support themselves and their families while in Jordan; around 80% reside outside of the camps amongst the host community; and the United Nations (UN) cash assistance programmes that enabled them to make ends meet are increasingly jeopardised by budget cuts. 

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This conference is hosted by the Ethiopian Centre for Child Research, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), ESRC DFID Impact Initiative for International Development Research and the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, including African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Save the Children, UNICEF and Young Lives.

The conference will be framed around four overarching themes:

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