What is Social Protection?


“(…) social protection can be implemented alongside complementary training programmes, in order to promote employability and consumption smoothing simultaneously (…) Some programmes simply link training to social protection provision, while others create an integrated package of mutually reinforcing interventions to try to promote skills development, or make participation in training a criterion for transfer receipt (...) The common objective throughout these programmes is to intervene in such a way as to change the labour market performance of participants.” Common examples of linkages between skills training and social protection range from classroom training as a conditionality of a programme such as food for training or on the job training in public works programmes.

Source: Mccord, A. 2012. "Skills development as part of social protection programmes". Background paper prepared for the Education for all global monitoring report 2012. UNESCO. <https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000217883>. Accessed 14 April 2020.