World Bank Group
World Bank Group Social Protection & Jobs Global Practice

Targeted Social Protection Interventions: Helping Achieve and Deliver Universal Social Protection

Social protection programs help individuals and families escape poverty, manage risks, and improve resilience. Yet, most countries have limited resources for social protection interventions. Targeting and prioritizing populations most in need therefore becomes necessary and important. Targeted social protection interventions can also play a valuable role in helping achieve Universal Social Protection – a goal shared by many governments around the world.