What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies? Findings from a global study

Continuing the Shock Responsive Social Protection Webinar Series, this webinar will present the global findings of the Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research – financed by DFID and led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) in collaboration with ODI, CaLP and INASP.


Drawing on case studies in Pakistan, Mozambique, Mali, the Sahel, Philippines and Lesotho, as well as on global evidence, our discussants Clare O’Brien (OPM) and Andrew Kardan (OPM) will aim to provide answers to the following questions: 

  • When and how can social protection systems better respond to major shocks in low-income countries and conflict-affected states, thus reducing the need for humanitarian responses?
  • What features of programme design and implementation determine the effectiveness and efficiency of response?
  • What are the opportunities for coordination between social protection, disaster risk management and humanitarian response?

The event is an output of the Social protection in crisis contexts / La protection sociale dans les contextes de crise Online Community, organised by OPM, UNICEF and the European Commission. To connect with experts in the field and access content on the topic, become a member of the Community on socialprotection.org.