Social Protection can build RESILIENCE over the life cycle by managing vulnerability, poverty and exclusion from SP provision, and promote systems and enabling environments that ensure sustainable graduation from poverty and pro-poor and inclusive growth.
Resilience is about BUILDING BACK: the way people/systems respond to shock and stressors (which may not necessarily an upward, positive change), whereas Graduation is about BUILDING BACK BETTER OVER TIME: poverty reduction and a positive sustained change in livelihood over the life course
S ppresentation 090215
9 February 2015
RNE Resilience Workshop
Christina Dankmeyer (ESP)
FAO Social Protection Division
What is Social Protection?
Social Protection can build RESILIENCE over the life cycle and promote
systems for pro-poor and inclusive growth and sustainable graduation from poverty.
e.g. crop, livestock, weather- index, savings, health
e.g. cash transfers, public works, food subsidies
e.g. diversification of crops, human capital formation
Social inclusion measures
for rights, e.g. gender equality, child labour eradication
How does SP build Resilience?
Childhood Illness/drought Unemployment Retirement
Child grant Cash/Food Benefit Pension
Education Diversify livelihood Training/skills
Crop Insurance Public Works
Why Social Protection?
• SP For Whom? 75% of the world’s poor and food insecure live in rural areas,
including the majority of people who have no access to adequate social protection.
• Prevention – Social Insurance measures
• Protection – Social Assistance measures
• Promotion – Livelihood Support
• Transformation – Social Inclusion measures
• Twin-Track Approach:
• Emergency Assistance – Address chronic needs in times of shocks and stresses
• Livelihoods Development – Address vulnerabilities as part of long-term development
FAO’s Goal 1: Eradication of Hunger, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition
FAO’s Goal 2: Elimination of Poverty
FAO’s Goal 3: Sustainable Natural Resources Management
for FSN and Rural Development
Advise on policy-making and programming processes
Generate knowledge and evidence on SP in support of FS(N)/AG/RD
Build institutional capacities at all levels to design and maintain
SP systems that effectively protect and promote livelihoods
Advocate for the realization of the rights to food and social protection
How does FAO promote SP?