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Op- Ed: Engaging with politics to improve social assistance in protracted crises

Effective social assistance in protracted crises is not only about technical capacities. Politics plays a key role – from the agendas of global actors operating at the interface of social protection and humanitarian assistance, to how (contested) governance at sub-national level and below shapes front-line delivery.

These issues were explored during the ‘politics’ themed session of a series of online discussions in June 2022, facilitated by the Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research programme and co-hosted by socialprotection.org. During these discussions, practitioners and researchers shared experiences, evidence and ideas about improving social assistance in protracted crises, with sessions on targeting, accountability and climate... Read More