Improving coordination between social protection and rural productive development programmes in developing countries: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

This project, also known as Rural Synergies seeks to influence the government institutions related to rural productive development and social protection policies in order to take advantage of the potential synergies between the two. To that end, the project has gathered evidence of the benefits of the coordinated interventions that could inform institutional and operational design. The intention is to allow policymakers and development cooperation agencies to use the results as the basis for improving interventions targeting rural poverty and, in doing so, help small-scale farmers to be part of the rural transformation. In these conditions given by the pandemic, being able to accelerate the poverty reduction process of the rural households is even more relevant.