Kim Andreas Kessler, Academic Intern, Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section, SDC / 13.04.2017
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Anne Moulin, Focal Point Quality Assurance Poverty, SDC Bern / March 2016
last decade social protection has become an important component of development
policy. While SDC supports interventions such as cash transfers in humanitarian
settings and private/semi-private (agricultural) insurance schemes, it has done
so without particular guidance or reference to an SDC position on social
of the SDC-IDS Collaboration, researchers from the Centre for
Social Protection (CSP) at IDS have been working with SDC to look at
the part social protection plays in SDC's work and how this could develop in
of this work was a Mirror Event, held on 18 February 2016 and hosted by SDC. It
was attended by Keetie Roelen and
Stephen Devereux from
the CSP, members of the SDC Directorate and other interested SDC staff.
Stephen Devereux, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / March 2016
On 18 February 2016, SDC hosted a Mirror Event on Social Protection as part of the SDC-IDS Collaboration.
from the Centre for Social Protection at IDS introduced the concept and
explained why social protection is important for SDC in relation to its
strategic objectives and priority themes. SDC then set out preliminary
findings from a light-touch mapping of social protection interventions
currently supported by SDC.
IDS summarised positions taken to
social protection by other agencies, ranging from the instrumentalist
approaches of the World Bank and World Food Programme to the
rights-based approaches of ILO and UNICEF.
A lively discussion
followed, focusing on how SDC should engage with social protection going
forward. There was consensus that a more coherent focus was needed,
while recognising that the nature of SDC engagement is always
context-specific and responsive to needs.
In the afternoon a
participatory mapping exercise started to clarify SDC's emerging
approach to social protection, including the mandate and objectives,
guiding principles, target groups, modes of engagement, funding
modalities and partnerships.
The high level of interest in this
topic across all domains and levels within SDC was very encouraging.
SDC-QA will start a consultation regarding next steps in March 2016.
For further information please contact Anne Moulin SDC-QA. Briefing notes relating to this event will be available on this Poverty, Politics and Power section of the Poverty Wellbeing Shareweb site.
Jane Stevens, Communications Coordinator, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) / December 2015
On the 18-19thFebruary 2016, SDC will host an Event on Social Protection as part of the SDC-IDS Collaboration on Poverty, Politics and Power.
the last decade social protection has become an important component of
development policy. While SDC supports interventions such as cash
transfers in humanitarian settings and private/semi-private
(agricultural) insurance schemes, it does so without particular guidance
or reference to an SDC position on social protection.
a collaboration between SDC and the Centre for Social Protection at the
Institute of Development Studies, will consider the question "should
SDC engage further in this area and if so, how?" It will include the
development of recommendations on social protection followed by
consideration and discussion of these by the SDC Directorate.
are welcome to attend the first morning session and the closing session.
The morning session will include an introduction to the collaboration
and overall event and will present main frameworks of social protection,
the roles and positions of other donors and international organisations
and key issues in the future of social protection. It will also include
preliminary findings of a light-touch mapping of social protection
interventions already supported by SDC. At the closing session you can
find out more about the thinking, learning and outcomes of the event.
Keetie Roelen and Stephen DevereuxThis
Briefing Note introduces the current topics and thinking in social
development, including political leverage, fiscal affordability,
targeting, labour market linkages, impact, 'sensitive' social
protection, and systemsbuilding.SDC-IDS BriefingNote 01.pdf (151KB)
Stephen Devereux and Keetie Roelen This
Briefing Note summarises the position of several key development
partners in terms of their thinking and practice on social protection.SDC - IDS Briefing Note 02.pdf (191KB)
note was written in February 2016 by Keetie Roelen (IDS) based on
findings from a light-touch mapping exercise as undertaken by Anne
Moulin (SDC) in January – February 2016.SDC - IDS Brieging Note 03.pdf (209KB)