Systematization of Capacity Development for Social Protection in Africa: Lessons learned from the EU-Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS)

The EU Social Protection Systems (EU-SPS) Initiative (2015-19) has supported national and regional expert institutions in Africa in their efforts to develop inclusive and sustainable social protection systems. Local leadership, sustainability and wide participation of national and regional experts have been the core principles of cooperation: Government of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has managed the EU-SPS work on Social Protection Capacity Development, which is the focus of this summary paper.