Welcome to the latest new edition of socialprotection.org’s newsletter!

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to the International Day for Disaster Reduction, on 13 October.

Addressing the nexus between social protection and humanitarian aid has never been more pertinent as crises become more protracted and disasters more frequent. Even so, these events generate opportunities for learning and innovation. A central challenge in this regard, is how to affect a transition from short term emergency response, to long term system-based response, while avoiding fragmentation and duplication. Technology, cross-sectoral coordination, and a long-term vision are essential to realising an effective, flexible and adaptable response in the context of disaster.

On 28-29 September, the International Conference on Social Protection in contexts of Fragility & Forced Displacement took place in Brussels. socialprotection.org livestreamed 10 sessions. You can now watch the recordings in English, French or Arabic, or see this sneak peek video of the event!

We also invite you to join the Social protection in crisis contexts / La protection sociale dans les contextes de crise. It provides a member based virtual space on socialprotection.org for knowledge sharing and networking on shock-responsive social protection. The Community has an open call for materials and case studies on shock-responsive social protection.

We hope you enjoy reading!


We are pleased to present our 2016-2017 Annual Report!

The Annual Report showcases the achievements of socialprotection.org over the latest development phase, progress in content and features, as well as future ambitions. Thank you to our donors, stakeholders, Ambassadors and members for their instrumental support in the growth of the platform.


This month we share the following publications:

Published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), this paper finds that predictable cash transfers are critical for refugees’ access to secure shelter and can reduce reliance on negative coping strategies.
Published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), this article assesses the factors that contributed to the apparent success of the Farm Input Support Programme(FISP), as well as lessons learned in relation to climate change adaptation.

Published by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) addresses how social protection, disaster risk management (DRM) and humanitarian actors and systems can best work together to respond effectively to shocks in the Philippines.

Blog Post

How does fragmented donor funding affect government administration of cash transfer programmes in Malawi? Find out in our latest blog: Fragmented donor funding: Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme

Virtual Campus
We invite you to register for our upcoming webinar:

14 September
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(Geneva - GMT+2)

Cash assistance helps Syrian children with disabilities to pursue their dreams, published by UNICEF, on 14 September 2017.


Check out the highlighted event of the month!

30 - 31 October 
London, United Kingdom

More details here

The event is organised by the World Food Programme in partnership with the Government of Peru, and will be livestreamed for viewers around the world! Details on the livestream schedule and link will follow soon!


Jobs and calls for papers have been moved from the Discussion Forum, and are now accessible under a dedicated Jobs page. Members can also submit jobs and calls for papers by clicking on + Submit job offer.


The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is looking for a Child Protection Expert for RefugePoint, which provides lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Deadline: Ongoing

Ambassadors Programme

We are thrilled to welcome and introduce 30 new socialprotection.org Ambassadors from around the world! Our Ambassadors have a diversity of expertise and interest areas. They ensure our platform includes the latest, global content, addressing a range of social protection topics and cross-cutting areas.