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Climate responsive social protection

  • Kuriakose, Anne T.
  • Heltberg, Rasmus
  • Heltberg, Rasmus
  • Wiseman, William
  • Costella, Cecilia
  • Cipryk, Rachel
  • Cornelius, Sabine

In the years ahead, development efforts aiming at reducing vulnerability will increasingly have to factor in climate change, and social protection is no exception. This paper sets out the case for climate?responsive social protection and proposes a framework with principles, design features, and functions that would help Social Protection (SP) systems evolve in a climate?responsive direction. The principles comprise climate?aware planning; livelihood?based approaches that consider the full range of assets and institutions available to households and communities; and aiming for resilient communities by planning for the long term. Four design features that can help achieve this are: scalable and flexible programs that can increase coverage in response to climate disasters; climate?responsive targeting systems; investments in livelihoods that build community and household resilience; and promotion of better climate risk management.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 67614.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:67614
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  1. Deressa, Temesgen & Hassan, R. M. & Alemu, Tekie & Yesuf, Mahmud & Ringler, Claudia, 2008. "Analyzing the determinants of farmers' choice of adaptation methods and perceptions of climate change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia:," IFPRI discussion papers 798, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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