develop_region: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
iso2: 
MZ
iso3: 
MOZ
Continent: 
Africa
Official name: 
Republic of Mozambique

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

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

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From drone-mapping in Mozambique to community radio weather programmes in Zambia, aid agencies are innovating to help millions of people in drought-ravaged southern Africa prepare for climate threats and produce enough food on a warming planet. Across the region, a record 45 million people face growing levels of hunger due to repeated drought, widespread floods, lost harvests and an economic crisis in Zimbabwe, the World Food Programme (WFP) said last week. A business-as-usual approach to providing aid will no longer do, humanitarian officials said.

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In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2019, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has produced a compilation of one of its most popular research publication formats. This fourth volume compiles One Pagers numbered 300 to 399. Over the last decade and a half, people have downloaded these highly successful publications millions of times in over 180 countries. One Pagers are short and succinct pieces that help familiarise readers with complex policy discussions.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: January 10

Mozambique is highly exposed to weather-related hazards and faces periodic cyclones, droughts and floods. With predicted 800,000 people in severe food insecurity in the 2018-19 lean season, DFID funded WFP and HelpAge to provide cash transfers or commodity vouchers to around 120,000 beneficiaries in Tete province. Two notable features were introduced in the intervention. The first was linking the lean season assistance with social protection, by involving national social security institutions and prioritizing recipients of routine social assistance programmes.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: December 20

This paper combines remote-sensed data and individual child-, mother-, and household-level data from the Demographic and Health Surveys for five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) to design a prototype drought-contingent targeting framework that may be used in scarce-data contexts.

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This toolkit brings together information on key concepts, diagnostic tools and guidance for determining whether shock-responsive social protection is appropriate in a given context, and the factors that might influence its effectiveness. It is aimed at social protection, humanitarian and disaster risk management professionals who are interested in pursuing better responses to emergencies, including in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This toolkit will help readers to:

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Weekly Social Protection Links: December 13