Integrating social protection and child protection services for better outcomes for children in the Middle East and North Africa

This report is based on a desk review, in addition to interviews with UNICEF country offices and the MENA Regional Office. The report is divided into five sections. This introduction is followed by a section that reviews the MENA region’s socio-economic and SP context. The third section presents the main arguments about why to integrate SP and CP. How to connect SP and CP and prepare the SSW in this regard is presented through case studies in the fourth section, followed by a conclusion and recommendations in the last section.