Self-Targeting (Targeting Method)

“Self-targeting is based on a self-selecting mechanism as part of programmes which are designed so that only a given category of people apply for benefits.” Source: Cristina Cirillo & Mario Gyori & Fábio Veras Soares, 2017. " Targeting social protection and agricultural interventions: potential for synergies ," One Pager 367, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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).1 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...

Single Registry

Different countries call their systems and registries in different ways depending on their historical trajectory. Depending on the country, the term ‘Single Registry’ has been used as a synonym of Social Registry , or Integrated Beneficiary Registry – both components of an Integrated Information System for Social Protection . Also see: Social Registry ; Integrated Beneficiary Registry ; Integrated Social Protection Information System . Sources: Barca (2017). Integrating data and information...

Social Assistance

“Social assistance provides support for those in poverty. Normally, social insurance is financed from contributions by workers and their employers, whereas social assistance is tax-financed (…) It is the component of social protection with the strongest focus on poverty reduction.” Source: Barrientos, A. (2010). ‘Social Protection and Poverty’, Social Policy and Development Programme Paper, No. 42

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 (OPM 2017)."

Social Health Insurance

“Social health insurance (SHI) is a financing mechanism that is used in a variety of forms in high, middle and low income countries alike. Insurance as a means of financing typically involves a defined contribution (premium) linked to a defined package of benefits for a specific period of time. The risks of needing health care expenditures are pooled across individuals who are enrolled in insurance plans or programs.” Source: World Bank (n.d.) ‘Social Health Insurance’, World Bank

Social health protection

“Social health protection comprises all the instruments that aim at removing financial barriers preventing access to health services and protecting people from the impoverishing effects of medical expenditures.” Source: Hörmansdörfer, C. (2009). ‘Health and Social Protection’ in OECD, Promoting Pro-Poor Growth SOCIAL PROTECTION, OECD, 145-153

Social inclusion

"Social inclusion aims to empower poor and marginalized people to take advantage of burgeoning global opportunities. It ensures that people have a voice in decisions which affect their lives and that they enjoy equal access to markets, services and political, social and physical spaces.", Source: World Bank (2013). ‘Social Inclusion’

Social Insurance (Contributory schemes)

“Social insurance consists of programmes providing protection against life-course contingencies such as maternity and old age, or work-related contingencies such as unemployment or sickness (…) Normally, social insurance is financed from contributions by workers and their employers”. Source: Barrientos, A. (2010). ‘Social Protection and Poverty’, Social Policy and Development Programme Paper, No. 42

Social Protection

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