Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean - Summary of key findings and policy recommendations (final version)

The objective of this study is to generate evidence and inform practice for improved emergency preparedness and response in LAC, linked to more flexible national social protection systems. The focus is on national social protection systems, although some findings also apply to civil protection7 actors and international humanitarian partners who complement and support national efforts in LAC. The study aims to contribute to further integration of humanitarian and development actions and raise commitment and awareness of the humanitarian– development nexus. The main research question for the study is: ‘What factors enable social protection systems to be more responsive to shocks?’.