Social Protection Home


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Social Protection​​

Social protection plays a central role to Leave No One Behind (LNOB) ​and to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.​ Social protection is a set of public and private initiatives designed to provide protection for all against social and economic risks across the life-cycle and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Well-designed social protection systems ensure a minimum income and equitable access to essential services for the poor and vulnerable, enable people to cope with shocks and ensure dignity, social cohesion and reduce (gender) inequality. 

This dedicated page provides an overview of SDC's learning and engagement in social protection and summaris​es the global debate and evidence in development as well as humanitarian contexts. 





Sustaining Existing Social Protection Systems in Crises: How Can We Know More?

This webinar focusing on systems is the first in a series of online discussions hosted by Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research in collaboration with

Thursday 26 May | ​13:00 to 14:00 | Register now​​