SPaN (2019) Case Study: Somalia

The Somalia case study was produced as part of an assignment supported by the initiative “Guidance package on social protection across the humanitarian-development nexus” (SPaN). It is jointly led by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR). Between August and October 2017, the initiative and ASiST1 assigned Social Protection specialists to identify opportunities to support a transition from current humanitarian assistance to a social assistance approach in Somalia. The outcome was a three-year roadmap for EU DEVCO and ECHO field office staff, which has been presented at the International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement that took place in September 2017 and at the Info Point Lunchtime Conference “Towards Shock-Responsive Safety Nets: the case of Somalia” in July 2018.