Sub-Saharan Africa
Official name: 
Republic of Madagascar

R-UNDG-RIASCO Inter-Agency Social Protection Platform for Southern Africa

he purpose of the Social Protection Platform is to serve as a high-level regional coordination mechanism on social protection in order to (i) support RCs and UN country teams with guidance on social protection programming; and (ii) harmonize the approach...

Pour Hery Rajaonarimampianina « l’année 2018 sera, non seulement, une année électorale, mais également le temps de l’émergence pour Madagascar ».  


The report has been prepared as commissioned by the Government of Madagascar (Ministry of Population, Social protection and Women’s Promotion and the National Office of Risk and Disaster Management) in coordination with the members of the emergency cash group and with UNICEF’s funding and technical support. The results of this report have been presented and discussed with the Government and the members of the emergency cash group.


The main goal of this analysis is to provide the Government with elements for setting up a shock responsive national social protection system. Madagascar currently has several cash transfer programmes, implemented by the Government as well as humanitarian agencies. These include both development and emergency response programmes. In the past, there have been coordination efforts among the different implementing agencies, however, these efforts are not systematic and significant challenges still remain as to coordination, especially with regard to emergency response.


International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement

The conference happened on 28th and 29th September 2017 in Brussels.

The programme was organised around two themes, namely:

  • Effective social protection in fragile contexts;
  • The needs of forcibly displaced populations and host communities, and the role of social protection. 

Across both themes, there were a strong focus on building synergies across the development and humanitarian divide, including lessons for governments, humanitarian and development actors, including donors.


This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.


TRANSFORM - General community

WHAT IS TRANSFORM? TRANSFORM is an innovative learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa. It encompasses learning materials and methods for adult learning, to help decision makers and practitioners take ownership in...

The OECD recently released the report, “Social Protection in East Africa: Harnessing the Future,” with a specific focus on Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. The reportaims to inform social protection policy formulation in light of anticipated changes in the region, including rapid urbanization, climate change, and population growth. 


Madagascar - L’Office National de Nutrition, ONN (National Office of Nutrition)

The National Office of Nutrition (ONN) is a structure attached to the Prime Minister. It is in charge of the follow-up of the implementation of the National Nutrition Policy in collaboration with the ministerial structures and the Institutions of the United Nations. The NSB is also in charge of multisectoral and multi-actor coordination in nutrition and food security.