Oxford Policy Management
Oxford Policy Management
Year Published:
Resource Type:
Evaluations and Research

This paper introduces the concept of 'shock-responsive social protection' and provides theoretical perspectives, reviewing literature and sharing insights from case studies across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. It delves into typologies of social protection system maturity, exploring ways these systems designed for chronic difficulties can be utilized in humanitarian disasters. It also addresses the connections and challenges between social protection, humanitarian, and DRM systems, considering the implications in contexts of fragility and conflict. This paper serves as a foundational piece, setting the stage for subsequent papers that will synthesize evidence from literature reviews and offer new insights from case studies.