Adjusting social protection delivery to support displaced populations 

Worldwide, there are now 100 million displaced people, often living among host communities on a protracted basis. To respond to this growing and evolving challenge, there is increasing interest in the potential to link humanitarian assistance for displaced people with national social protection systems, or to serve displaced people directly through these systems. Yet the practical knowledge of how social protection can accommodate this inclusion is still only emerging. 

This paper aims to help fill this knowledge gap by presenting empirical evidence on delivering social protection and humanitarian assistance to displaced (and host) populations. The paper draws on evidence from country case studies in Cameroon, Colombia and Greece, conducted as part of a wider project funded under the Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement partnership.