Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Diagram of social protection framework

Rationale for Social Protection: 
Individuals, households and communities are exposed to a diverse range of risks (e.g. illness, natural disaster, unemployment) that may lead to or exacerbate deprivation. In addition to having the highest exposure to many risks, the poor have the fewest tools to handle the consequences of these risks, which, without the provision of external safeguards, can lead to increased vulnerability and intractable poverty.