"(A) set of nationally owned policies and instruments that provide income support and facilitate access to goods and services by all households and individuals at least at minimally accepted levels, to protect them from deprivation and social exclusion, particularly during periods of insufficient income, incapacity or inability to work."
Source: UNDP. 2016. "Leaving No One Behind: A Social protection Primer for Practitioners". New York: United Nations Development Programme. <https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/leaving-no-one-behind-social-protection-primer-practitioners>. Accessed 18 June 2020.