What is Social Protection?

Cash transfers

“Cash transfers are direct, regular and predictable non-contributory cash payments that help poor and vulnerable households to raise and smooth incomes. The term encompasses a range of instruments (e.g. social pensions, child grants or public works programmes) and a spectrum of design, implementation and financing options.”

See also: Social Assistance

Source: Arnold, C. et al. 2011. "Cash Transfers Literature Review". Policy Division, April 2011. Department for International Development (DFID). <https://www.calpnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/cash-transfers-literature-review.pdf>. Accessed 06 May 2020.