Study on Shock Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean: El Salvador case study

There is increasing global recognition, within governments and their partners, of the potential linkages between social protection and disaster risk management (DRM) in responding to and mitigating shocks. In the case of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, relatively advanced and large-scale social protection systems appear to be a unique opportunity to support emergency response. The El Salvador case study forms part of a wider Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in LAC, commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) and undertaken by Oxford Management Policy (OPM), in collaboration with WFP. The study includes a literature review of experiences in the region (Beazley et al., 2016), seven case studies (Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Dominica), and a final report with the main findings and recommendations to strengthen the role of social protection in shock response in LAC.