Oxfam’s humanitarian social protection approaches in the context of COVID -19: A learning brief illustrating how responses can strengthen social protection systems

This learning brief presents 12 Oxfam humanitarian programmes that illustrate how responses can engage with, draw from, and provide future opportunities for strengthening social protection systems. Oxfam has a simple framework for applying a social protection lens to programming. It aims to ensure humanitarian responses identify what social protection systems exist and then filling gaps in provision, but otherwise support existing mechanisms – and facilitate coverage following the exit of humanitarian support.