Self-Targeting (Targeting Method)

“Self-targeting is based on a self-selecting mechanism as part of programmes which are designed so that only a given category of people apply for benefits.” Cirillo, C., Györi, M., Veras Soares, F. (2015, forthcoming). ‘Targeting Social Protection and Agricultural Interventions – The potential for synergies’, IPC-IG Working Paper, forthcoming July 2015.

Single Registry

A Single Registry “is a registry (organized into a database) of all people and households registered (interviewed if using a census for data collection or application submission with an on demand approach). It aims to collect, record and store updated and historical information on individual and household characteristics and circumstances, and verifies and checks information consistency. It can be compiled and unified from the data collection of several programs or from a large data collection...

Social Assistance

“Social assistance provides support for those in poverty. Normally, social insurance is financed from contributions by workers and their employers, whereas social assistance is tax-financed (…) It is the component of social protection with the strongest focus on poverty reduction.” Barrientos, A. (2010). ‘Social Protection and Poverty’, Social Policy and Development Programme Paper, No. 42 (accessed 16 June 2015).

Social Health Insurance

“Social health insurance (SHI) is a financing mechanism that is used in a variety of forms in high, middle and low income countries alike. Insurance as a means of financing typically involves a defined contribution (premium) linked to a defined package of benefits for a specific period of time. The risks of needing health care expenditures are pooled across individuals who are enrolled in insurance plans or programs.” World Bank (n.d.) ‘Social Health Insurance’, World Bank (accessed 16 June...

Social health protection

“Social health protection comprises all the instruments that aim at removing financial barriers preventing access to health services and protecting people from the impoverishing effects of medical expenditures.” Hörmansdörfer, C. (2009). ‘Health and Social Protection’ in OECD, Promoting Pro-Poor Growth SOCIAL PROTECTION, OECD, 145-153 (accessed 16 June 2015).

Social Insurance (Contributory schemes)

“Social insurance consists of programmes providing protection against life-course contingencies such as maternity and old age, or work-related contingencies such as unemployment or sickness (…) Normally, social insurance is financed from contributions by workers and their employers”. Barrientos, A. (2010). ‘Social Protection and Poverty’, Social Policy and Development Programme Paper, No. 42 (accessed 16 June 2015).

Social Protection

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Social Protection Floor (SPF)

A Social Protection Floor (SPF) is “an integrated set of social policies designed to guarantee income security and access to social services for all, paying particular attention to vulnerable groups, and protecting and empowering people across the life cycle.” ILO (2011). ‘Social protection floor for a fair and inclusive globalization’, ILO (accessed 16 June 2015).

Social Safety Net

Social Safety Nets comprise “non-contributory transfers in cash or in-kind, designed to provide regular and predictable support to poor and vulnerable people. Social safety nets, which are also known as ‘social assistance’ or ‘social transfers,’ are part of broader social protection systems (…) they help alleviate poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition; they contribute to reducing inequality and boosting shared prosperity; they support households in managing risks and cope with shocks; they...

Social Security

Social Security can be “broadly defined as a system of contribution-based health, pension and unemployment protection, along with tax-financed social benefits (…)”.Social Security can be “broadly defined as a system of contribution-based health, pension and unemployment protection, along with tax-financed social benefits (…)”. ILO (n.d.) ‘Facts on Social Security’, ILO (accessed 16 June 2015).