Protection + Prevention + Promotion = Policy Paralysis

In this issue of Pathways’ Perspectives, Nicholas Freeland critiques the Transformative Social Protection (TSP) framework’s application in social policy, arguing it leads to policy paralysis due to inherent flaws and shifting understandings of social protection. He advocates for a lifecycle approach, highlighting examples of countries adopting this model to address vulnerabilities across various life stages, signalling a welcome departure from the TSP framework in social protection policy development.