Title

Study on Shock Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean Summary of key findings and policy recommendations

Date of Publication

2019 12:00 AM

Keywords

srh, naturaldisasters, social protection, disaster risk management, World Food Programme (WFP), Oxford Policy Management (OPM), Shock-responsive social protection, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Dominica, El Salvador, policy recommendations

Description

There is a global recognition within the development and humanitarian spheres of the promising linkages between social protection, disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation, resilience, and humanitarian action in responding to shocks, including seasonal shocks. The World Food Programme (WFP) has joined forces with Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to conduct a Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in LAC. The objective of this study is to generate evidence and inform practice for improved emergency preparedness and response in LAC, linked to more flexible national social protection systems. The focus is on national social protection systems, although some findings also apply to civil protection actors and international humanitarian partners who complement and support national efforts in LAC. The study aims to contribute to further integration of humanitarian and development actions and raise commitment and awareness of the humanitarian– development nexus. The study includes the following reports: Theoretical framework and literature review; case studies on Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Dominica, and El Salvador; El Salvador’s response to the 2018 drought; and this report, which summarizes the key findings and provides policy recommendations.

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Study on Shock Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean Summary of key findings and policy recommendations

There is a global recognition within the development and humanitarian spheres of the promising linkages between social protection, disaster risk management (DRM), climate change adaptation, resilience, and humanitarian action in responding to shocks, including seasonal shocks. The World Food Programme (WFP) has joined forces with Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to conduct a Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in LAC. The objective of this study is to generate evidence and inform practice for improved emergency preparedness and response in LAC, linked to more flexible national social protection systems. The focus is on national social protection systems, although some findings also apply to civil protection actors and international humanitarian partners who complement and support national efforts in LAC. The study aims to contribute to further integration of humanitarian and development actions and raise commitment and awareness of the humanitarian– development nexus. The study includes the following reports: Theoretical framework and literature review; case studies on Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Dominica, and El Salvador; El Salvador’s response to the 2018 drought; and this report, which summarizes the key findings and provides policy recommendations.