Slide presentation of the webinar held on 7 February 2019. Within the growing literature on ‘shock responsive social protection’, the potential role played by social assistance data and information systems (e.g. social registries and beyond) is often discussed.
Large-scale shocks in the Caribbean have become more severe, recurrent and long-term. This poses formidable challenges for the region’s small island nations to protect people from collective risks and maintain economic, social and developmental gains.
This operational note is designed to give the reader a more detailed understanding of the actual and potential use of different benefit modalities when using social protection approaches to programme across the humanitarian – development nexus. It is designed to be short, practical and field-focused, providing a think piece that raises key issues while signposting the reader to further resources.
Humanitarian emergency support takes place in response to a wide range of crises, such as armed conflicts, seasonal stress, economic crises and health epidemics. The role of social protection in responding to emergencies has grown rapidly over the past few years, but while gender issues are increasingly recognized in everyday social protection, they are largely absent during shocks or crises.
As part of strengthening development-humanitarian linkages, members of SPIAC-B support the further expansion and strengthening of social protection systems to continue to address chronic vulnerabilities and to scale up the utilization of social protection as a means of responding to shocks and protracted crises. Members of SPIAC-B are convinced that well-designed and implemented social protection systems, can contribute to reduce needs and respond better in different contexts.
As part of the ASEAN–UN Joint Strategic Plan for Disaster Management 2016–2020, FAO, UNICEF, ILO, WFP and UNISDR implemented a joint project, funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), entitled 'Strengthening the capacity of AMS to develop risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection for resilience’.