SDC-IDS Collaboration on Poverty, Politics and Participatory Methodologies Briefing Note 3

Light-Touch Mapping of SDC Activities in Social Protection

Published on 1 March 2016

Social protection is not explicitly mentioned as part of SDC’s strategic objectives 2017-2020 or listed as a SDC priority theme (as outlined in ‘Dispatch 2017-2020’). Yet many SDC country offices do engage with social protection – either through their support of wider policy frameworks or by providing input into specific interventions. As social
protection is not a separate theme within SDC, there is no direct overview of activities that are undertaken in this area across the organisation. This note presents findings of a light-touch mapping exercise aiming to obtain insight into the ongoing engagements with social protection across SDC. It is based on information obtained from geographical divisions guided by a basic definition of social protection.

This publication was produced as part of the Poverty, Politics, and Participatory Methodologies in SDC project.

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Roelen, K. and Devereux, S. (2016) Light-Touch Mapping of SDC Activities in Social Protection, SDC-IDS Briefing Note 3, Brighton: IDS

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Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

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Stephen Devereux

Research Fellow

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