March 26, 2023
Global Forum on Adaptive Social Protection
We are living in an age of polycrisis. Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and severe storms are compounding already intractable challenges.
November 28, 2022
When it comes to the climate crisis, there can be ‘no protection without social protection’
A side event at the COP27 looks at how the Global Shield against Climate Risks may help to close the social protection gap.
July 13, 2021
ASPects – Practice Exchange on Adaptive Social Protection
This series of webinars aims at informing the global public policy dialogue on building back better systems following the social and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
February 23, 2021
Adaptive Social Protection in the Sahel
A series of workshops to promote effective support for flexible social protection systems
January 22, 2021
Hot off the press: State of Economic Inclusion report
The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) shares assessment of economic inclusion programmes in 75 countries
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Adaptive Social Protection
Adaptive Social Protection links Social Protection with Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation to strengthen people’s and societies’ resilience.
When catastrophes strike, the most severely affected are often left without protection: The poorest families have less capacity to prepare for, or cope with, crises related to food, floods, income losses or other. ‘Humanitarian’ and ‘transitional’ assistance is only a temporary solution, especially when interrelated shocks such as climate change, famine and armed conflict lead to a negative spiral fuelling impoverishment and migration.
In this context, the response also needs to be compounded: Associating Social Protection, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Adaptive Social Protection offers a trajectory for tackling such interrelated challenges. Its pragmatic approach, based on four interconnected ‘building blocks’, provides a potent framework for policy dialogue and coordinated action, to provide comprehensive and effective coverage and support to those affected.
German development cooperation is strongly implicated in promoting Adaptive Social Protection, particularly in the fragile Sahel region, through both its bilateral interventions and participation in major multilateral programmes. The articles, events and studies on this page explain how Germany uses different development instruments to support Adaptive Social Protection in contexts where it is urgently needed.