How does social protection build resilience?

by Rachel Slater and Martina Ulrichs
Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Policy Brief, February 2017

4 pp. 113 kB
https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11305.pdf

The paper reflects on the actual and potential contributions social protection can make to increase the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable. The analysis is informed by an understanding that resilience to climate extremes and disasters cannot be built by one programme or sector alone, but requires a range of programmes that together increase the capacity of people and governments to reduce the diverse set of risks that underpin poverty and vulnerability and increase the risk of disasters. For this, the competitive advantage of different sectors needs to be identified and strengthened to form part of a wider cross-sectoral sustainable development agenda.

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