Beazley et al (2020) Study on shock-responsive social protection in the Caribbean

The research includes six case studies conducted in Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, two case studies focused on COVID-19 responses in Aruba and Sint Maarten, a regional literature review of social protection and disaster risk management systems, this comprehensive synthesis report. The research complements a broader effort by WFP to highlight the importance of linking social protection and disaster risk management in small island developing states of the Caribbean. The research agenda has been pursued in parallel to a series of regional and national cooperation events, advocacy efforts, trainings, workshops and country level support, including operationalising shock-responsive social protection in response to disasters and COVID-19. With its rich findings and recommendations, it is hoped that the study will inform strategies, investments and other measures to strengthen the role of social protection in responding to complex and new challenges facing the region.

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