Managing Disaster Differently: Shock-Sensitive Social Protection in Malawi

The evaluation was commissioned by the WFP Turkey Country Office and covers the  world's largest humanitarian cash transfer - the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) in Turkey, funded by the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).

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The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted initially as central elements of social protection systems, they have become increasingly popular as a core component of humanitarian response.

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This video showcases insights from a global study, 'shock-responsive social protection systems'. The study aims to strengthen the evidence base as to when and how social protection systems can better respond to shocks (such as droughts, floods, or economic crises) in low-income countries and fragile and conflict-affected states, so that the negative impacts of shocks are reduced and there is less need for separate humanitarian responses.

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