Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Trust Fund: Linking humanitarian cash assistance and national social protection systems – Senegal case study

This report focuses on Senegal and is one of six country-level case studies. A synthesis report will distil the lessons from across the six countries. The research is funded through the SASPP Multi-Donor Trust Fund and seeks to contribute to the SASPP by providing operationally relevant and practical analysis and recommendations to enhance the collaboration between programmes and actors in order to address the needs of populations more effectively and efficiently. The focus of the research lies on assessing whether, and if so how, enhanced cooperation between humanitarian and national actors could be achieved. It does this by assessing existing levels of convergence between social safety nets and humanitarian cash assistance at several levels, including the policy and legal framework, governance structure, programme design and objectives, financing streams, etc., and by looking for practical entry points for further alignment. The six country-level case studies and the synthesis report seek to showcase experiences and lessons learned in the Sahel region, and to provide recommendations for further action.