Shock-responsive social protection in fragile and conflict-affected states

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, 34 pages
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Published: July 2023
ISBN: 9781837590360
Product code:21526IIED

Fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) are home to nearly 1 billion people, almost double the number from 20 years ago. Shock-responsive social protection programmes in these states can play a critical role in protecting livelihoods, strengthening adaptive capacity and supporting sustainable development. But FCAS have limited fiscal space, resources and tools/technology to implement these schemes at scale and provide comprehensive cover to all vulnerable populations.

They need debt relief, climate finance support and financial assistance to increase spending on shock-responsive social protection. In addition, they need support to integrate climate information and early warning and anticipatory approaches into planning and decision making at the local level.

Cite this publication

Bharadwaj, R. and Karthikeyan, N. (2023). Shock-responsive social protection in fragile and conflict-affected states. IIED, London.
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