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Project

Scoping Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa

The Cairo Regional Bureau of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex conducted a scoping study of social protection programmes in the Middle East and North Africa region.

This scoping exercise is expected to contribute to the development of WFP’s regional social protection strategy. In-depth country case-studies have been generated for five countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen. Desk-based country case studies were generated for a further four countries: Egypt, Iran, Palestine and Tunisia.

The scoping study in each country focuses on:

  • Social protection (particularly safety nets) from the perspective of food security and livelihoods and nutrition outcomes
  • Social protection for refugees, displaced people, as well as host communities
  • Informal safety nets and their importance in combating hunger and food insecurity.

Project details

start date
26 June 2014
end date
31 December 2015
value
£0

Partners

Supported by
World Food Programme

About this project

Programmes and centres
Centre for Social Protection
Research themes
Inequalities and Poverty

Recent work

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Lebanon

This report focuses on Lebanon’s social protection and stabilisation plans, which are currently facing a critical test. At present, more than one in every four people in Lebanon is a refugee, and the number of people in-country has risen by 30% in just four years.

31 December 2015

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Iraq

The report focuses on linkages between social protection and food security in Iraq. It is expected to contribute to the development of WFP’s social protection strategy for the region.

31 December 2015

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Yemen

This scoping exercise is expected to contribute to the development of WFP’s regional social protection strategy. This report on Yemen is one in a series of in-depth country case studies generated for this project.

31 December 2015

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Tunisia

As a collaborative effort between the WFP OMC and the CSP, this scoping study is intended to contribute to the development of WFP’s regional social protection strategy. This report on Tunisia has been conducted via desktop review.

31 December 2015

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Sudan

This scoping exercise is expected to contribute to the development of WFP’s regional social protection strategy. This report on Sudan is one in a series of in-depth country case studies generated for this project.

31 December 2015

Publication

Social Protection and Safety Nets in Jordan

This report focuses on Jordan’s social safety nets and resilience plans in a country that has received 2–3 million refugees during the past eight years.

31 December 2015