Social Protection

World Food Programme, WFP

"Social protection consists of policies and programmes designed to protect people from shocks and stresses throughout their lives. It can include safety nets, social insurance schemes, labour market regulations or facilitated access to essential services. Usually they target poor, marginalized or vulnerable groups. Social protection is government-owned, and components vary from country to country."

Source: WFP. 2017. "Two Minutes on Social Protection: Working with national social protection systems to end hunger globally". n.p.: World Food Programme. <>. Accessed 18 June 2020.