Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

Theoretical framework and literature review

There is an increasing global recognition within development and humanitarian spheres on the potential linkages between social protection, disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation and humanitarian action in responding to and mitigating shocks. This recognition has been clearly expressed, for example, in the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit by SPIAC’s  commitment to ‘support the further expansion and strengthening of social protection systems to continue to address chronic vulnerabilities and to scale up the utilization of social protection as a means of responding to shocks and protracted crises.’ In the same line, UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development clearly points towards the creation of social protection systems that allow all people to enjoy a basic standards of living. 

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