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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. Social protection plays a central role to LNOB and to meet the SDGs.

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


> Article: Dispelling the Myth of Welfare Dependency

> Development Pathways Study: "I feel more loved." Autonomy, self-worth and Kenya's universal pension

> Information on gender-responsive social protection

> ILO Report of Global Social Protection Week 2019

> OECD Report 'Can Social Protection be an Engine for Inclusive Growth?'

> Scoping and Sector Review of Socia​l Protection in Somaliland

> Social Ex​clusion​

> The Human Rights-Based Approach to Social Protection

> The SDC and Social Protection

> Webinar on Gender and Social Protection: Challenging the narrative... on gender

> What has the COVID-19 crisis taught us about social protection?

Online Courses and Further Education in Social Protection

Please see here on this dedica​ted page»​

Webinars on role of social protection in response to COVID-19

Webinars are offered by different organisations and platforms on relevant social protection topics and issues on a continuous basis. In order to receive updates you can subscribe to the relevant websites.​​ The website by ​Ugo Gentilini provides further social protection links on a weekly basis. 

Find some of our suggestions of the most recent webinars here - you can access the recordings of the selected webinars afterwards as well»​