What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies? Findings from a global study

Recording of the webinar which continued the Shock Responsive Social Protection Webinar Series. This webinar presented the global findings of the Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research – financed by DFID and led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) in collaboration with ODI, CaLP and INASP.
Drawing on case studies in Pakistan, Mozambique, Mali, the Sahel, Philippines and Lesotho, as well as on global evidence, our discussants Clare O’Brien (OPM) and Andrew Kardan (OPM) aimed to provide answers to the following questions: 
  • When and how can social protection systems better respond to major shocks in low-income countries and conflict-affected states, thus reducing the need for humanitarian responses?
  • What features of programme design and implementation determine the effectiveness and efficiency of response?
  • What are the opportunities for coordination between social protection, disaster risk management and humanitarian response?
The event is an output of the Social protection in crisis contexts / La protection sociale dans les contextes de crise Online Community, organised by OPM, UNICEF and the European Commission. To connect with experts in the field and access content on the topic, become a member of the Community on socialprotection.org.
Clare O'Brien, formerly Oxford Policy Management (OPM)
Andrew Kardan, Oxford Policy Management (OPM)
Sarah Bailey, Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This webinar was the sixth of the Shock-responsive Social Protection Series, which was organized by OPM. Please join the Social protection in crisis contexts online community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.