School feeding programmes

"These programs aim to enhance the concentration span and learning capacity of school children by providing meals in schools to reduce short-term hunger that may otherwise impair children’s performance". Source : Jomaa, L. H., McDonnell, E. and Probart, C. "School feeding programs in developing countries: impacts on children's health and educational outcomes"". Nutrition Reviews , Vol.69, No.2, pp.83-98 < https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elaine_Mcdonnell/publication/498110... '...

Selectivity

" Eligibility criteria for recipient of social benefits or services that target a particular group and usually include means-testing". Source : Kamerman, S. B. 2000. "Social Policy Glossary". Columbia School of Social Work. < https://socialwork.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SOCIAL-POLICY-GLOSSARY.pdf >. Accessed 14 May 2020.

Self-targeting

“Self-targeted programs are technically open to everyone, but are designed in such a way that take-up is expected to be much higher among the poor than the nonpoor, or the level of benefits is expected to be higher among the poor”. Source : Gosh, M. et al. 2008. “For Protection and Promotion: The design and implementation of effective safety nets”. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Washington DC, United States. < https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/...

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

"Taken together, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) can be understood as the right for all, whether young or old, women, men or transgender, straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual, HIV positive or negative, to make choices regarding their own sexuality and reproduction, providing they respect the rights of others to bodily integrity. This definition also includes the right to access information and services needed to support these choices and optimize health". Source : United Nations...

Shock-responsive social protection

"Shock-responsive social protection is a term used to bring focus on shocks that affect a large proportion of the population simultaneously (covariate shocks). It encompasses the adaptation of routine social protection programmes and systems to cope with changes in context and demand following large-scale shocks. This can be ex ante by building shock-responsive systems, plans and partnerships in advance of a shock to better prepare for emergency response; or ex post, to support households once...

Social assets

“We refer to an attribute of an agent that has value only because of a social institution as a social asset. The social value of an asset is that part of an asset’s value that stems from the social institutions, that is, the part of the value beyond that attributable to the asset’s productive value.” Source : Mailath, G. J. and Postlewaite, A. 2006. “Social Assets”. International Economic Review, Vol.47, No.4 . < https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~apostlew/paper/pdf/socialassets.pdf >. Accessed...

Social assistance

"The provision of social security benefits financed from the general revenue of the government rather than by individual contributions, with benefits adjusted to the person’s needs. Many social assistance programmes are targeted at those individuals and households living under a defined threshold of income or assets. Social assistance programmes can focus on a specific risk (for example, social assistance benefits for families with children), or on particularly vulnerable groups (for example,...

Social care services

"Social care services refer to non-cash interventions such as family support services to prevent family breakdown, child protection services to respond to abuse and neglect, alternative care for children, and social work support to people with disabilities. The importance of psychosocial support in such circumstances is recognised in some quarters (...)" Source : European Commission. 2019. "Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Game Changer in Supporting People through...

Social exclusion

"A multi-dimensional concept, involving economic, social, political, cultural, and special aspects of disadvantage and deprivation, often described as the process by which individuals and groups are wholly or partly excluded from participation in their society, as a consequence of low income and constricted access to employment, social benefits and services, and to various aspects of cultural and community life. A key component is the framing of the issue as social and community exclusion,...

Social expenditure

"Expenditure of the government (public social expenditure) and the private sector on health, income transfers, education, housing, employment, personal social services. The size, composition, share borne by government, number of beneficiaries, provide a picture of a country's social policy". Source : Kamerman, S. B. 2000. "Social Policy Glossary". Columbia School of Social Work. < https://socialwork.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SOCIAL-POLICY... . Accessed 14 May 2020. "Cash and in...