Social protection and safety nets in risks, shocks and emergencies

A cash transfer in north-eastern Kenya (Colin Crowley/Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/newbeatphoto/3650807476/)

Whilst chronic hunger and vulnerability suggests the need for long-term programmes, social protection also has a critical role to play in emergencies.  We provide support to humanitarian agencies in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects – mainly those delivering food and cash transfers. Emerging work under this theme includes the use of social protection instruments to mitigate the impacts of climate change and during protracted crises.