Webinar Presentation: Strengthening Shock-responsive social protection in Cambodia – Lessons learned from a cash transfer to households affected by multiple shocks

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 4 August 2022.

WFP implemented a cash assistance programme in Cambodia from April 2021 until March 2022 to support households impacted by COVID-19, floods and future shocks with financial support by GIZ provided on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation. The objective of this programme was twofold 1) to increase the beneficiaries’ ability to fulfil essential needs and to support their recovery in the face of these shocks and (2) in so doing create an operational model for a shock-responsive social assistance scheme that can be institutionalized and deployed for future climatic, socio-economic, and pandemic shocks. For this programme data on poverty status, as defined in the Identification of Poor Households (IDPoor) database, was combined with satellite-derived flood extent information made available through the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (PRISM) system to target those affected most by multiple shocks. 

The webinar first presented the main features of the IDPoor database and recent changes that improved the database for shock-responsive social protection interventions. It then focused on main lessons learned from the cash transfer programme as one example of such a shock-responsive social protection intervention in Cambodia. The webinar intended to engage social protection practitioners from all over the world in an open exchange about enhancing shock-responsive social protection.