Towards a shock-sensitive social protection system in Malawi

Research reports and studies
September 2017
Rebecca Holmes, Lucy Scott, Cecilia Costella, Meghan Bailey, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Richard Poulter, Kay Sharp

The concept of shock-sensitive social protection has become a national priority in Malawi. Led by the government and supported by GIZ Malawi, we conducted a study in collaboration with the World Bank Group, World Food Programme and the Red Cross Climate Centre, exploring options to make Malawi’s social protection system more adaptive in the face of shocks.

This report offers concrete ways to take forward shock-sensitive social protection in Malawi. It looks at how social protection and humanitarian work can be implemented to provide predictable support to the most vulnerable, including in the face of shocks.