Centre for Social Protection

start date
4 September 2006

Social protection is a set of policies and programmes that reduce poverty and provide a safety net for the poorest and most marginalised people and communities.

The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) supports a global network of partners working to mainstream social protection in development policy and encourage social protection systems and instruments that are comprehensive, long-term, sustainable and pro-poor.

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Deepta Chopra

Research Fellow

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

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Gabriele Köhler

Honorary Associate

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Jeremy Lind

Research Fellow

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Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

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Martin Greeley

Research Fellow

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Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Research Fellow



Impact Evaluation for the UNICEF SCT Project in Oromia and SNNPR

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is collaborating with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to conduct an impact evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) programme in Oromia and SNNP Regions of Ethiopia for UNICEF Ethiopia.

Recent work

Impact Story

Online learning about social protection, for everyone everywhere

Even before Covid-19 prompted our shift to online teaching, IDS was already exploring the potential for broadening access for a wider range of participants through online learning. Launched in June 2020, ‘Social Protection: A Primer’ was a timely short course offered to professionals – and...

12 July 2021


Free online learning on social protection responses to Covid-19

The social and economic impact of Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented need for effective social protection measures across the globe. In June 2020, the Centre for Social Protection at IDS, in collaboration with Irish Aid, launched a free, online course that provides a basic introduction to...

10 November 2020

Impact Story

Improving the lives of Haiti’s women and children

Collaborative work between IDS and Fonkoze has helped improve the wellbeing of Haiti’s women and children and contributed to a global move to pay closer attention to the issue of child-sensitive impacts of development programming. The partnership has strengthened research, programming and...

10 September 2020