Mapping gender and social protection data

This report summarises findings from a rapid mapping exercise aimed at understanding current efforts of global development agencies in collecting and analysing sex disaggregated data in social protection systems and identifying priority gaps. Sustainable poverty reduction can only be achieved by acknowledging gender inequities and specific vulnerabilities faced by women and girls in social protection programming. While social protection alone cannot eliminate gender inequality, there is a growing recognition that gender-responsive social protection can address gender-specific drivers of women’s and girls’ vulnerability to poverty and related risks.