Natural disasters and climate change are among the greatest threats to development. As a result of their increased frequency, the economic and social costs of disasters are mounting along with the risk of pushing millions of people into poverty.
Social protection programs can play an important role in protecting poor and vulnerable populations from these events and help them reduce their exposure to them.
This toolkit provides guidance on how to prepare social protection programs to respond to disasters and climate change. The examples of good practice and practical tips for implementation are intended to guide decision makers in countries facing these risks.
The toolkit consists the following components:
1) Brochure (2mb pdf)
3) Guidance Notes
- Building Flexible and Scalable Social Protection Programs That Can Respond to Disasters
- Beneficiary Targeting
- Adapting Benefit Transfer Mechanisms to Respond to Disasters and Climate Change-related Events
- Monitoring and Evaluating Social Protection Programs’ Efforts to Respond to Natural Disasters and Climate Change-related Shocks
- Communication Following a Disaster
4) Case Studies
- Bangladesh’s Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP)
- Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP): Integrating Disaster And Climate Risk Management
- Ethiopia: Using a Social Safety Net to Deliver Disaster Insurance to the Poor
- Mexico’s Temporary Employment Program (PET)
- Pakistan’s Citizens Damage Compensation Program (CDCP)
5) Technical Notes (in progress)
6) Video - "Mvua Nzuri: Helping Households Cope with Climate Change in Tanzania"