In the context of social protection, recipients are the individuals who receive the transfer, either for themselves or as a proxy for the entitled beneficiary(ies) of the programme. See also: Beneficiaries


"The United Nations Technical Subgroup on the Movement of Persons (TSG) agreed on the following four definitions of remittances: (a) Personal transfers: include all current transfers from resident to non-resident households; (b) Personal remittances: reflect the inflows to a household either from another household or from a member of a household working abroad; (c) Total remittances: include personal remittances and social benefits directly to households from other institutional sectors, namely...


“Macroeconomic resilience has two components: instantaneous resilience, which is the ability to limit the magnitude of immediate production losses for a given amount of asset losses, and dynamic resilience, which is the ability to reconstruct and recover. Welfare impacts also depend on micro-economic resilience, which depends on the distribution of losses; on households' vulnerability, such as their pre-chock income and ability to smooth shocks over time with savings, borrowing, and insurance,...

Risk and vulnerability

"Risk and vulnerability contribute to poverty and failing growth. Shocks such as natural disasters, economic recession, HIV and AIDS, military conflict and personal tragedies can destroy people‘s livelihoods and disrupt the provision of nutrition, education and healthcare that children need in order to avoid a lifetime of chronic poverty" Source: OECD 2009. ‘Social Protection, Poverty Reduction and Pro-Poor Growth’, Policy Guidance Note: Social Protection