The fifth module of the Learning from the Evidence on Forced Displacement training program focuses on social protection. Led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the training draws on the Social protection responses to forced displacement project to better understand effective mechanisms for linking social protection programs and humanitarian assistance in contexts of forced displacement.
The module will provide an introduction to social protection and considers different arguments as to why it might make sense to link national social protection systems and humanitarian assistance more closely. The session then concretely discusses when, how, and why different linkages might be considered, drawing on the specific experiences of practitioners.
Drawing on the extensive data collected in the project, the module shares five overarching key lessons for linking with social protection systems in displacement responses. The interactive session will allow participants to share their experiences too.