Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Annual Report 2023

The Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program (SASPP) supports six Sahelian countries—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal—to build adaptive social protection systems to help vulnerable households adapt to the impacts of climate change and other shocks. This multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) is funded with contributions from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Danish Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This Annual Report highlights the progress and results of the SASPP achieved during FY23. It provides an overview of activities in the six SASPP countries along the four building blocks for adaptive social protection (ASP): (1) programs and delivery systems, (2) data and information, (3) financing, and (4) institutional arrangements and partnerships. The activities were identified based on the results of the ASP Stress Test implemented during the previous fiscal year across the six Sahel countries, which showed that all six countries had made progress in establishing key building blocks of social protection systems and embedding shockresponsive functions and indicated where additional work was needed. In particular, in FY23, in addition to the ongoing support across elements of the four blocks, further focus was made on financing, the third building block, as the ability of governments to mobilize and coordinate resources and funds remains a challenge.