CIDT supports rethink of capacity building for linking humanitarian and social protection programmes

Image credit: DFID/Vicki Francis. Crown Copyright/Open Government License.

Rachel Slater has been working with Humanitarian Outcomes and staff at the IDS Centre for Social Protection to produce a high level briefing paper on linking humanitarian cash and voucher assistance with social protection systems for the Cash Learning Partnership.

In a recent webinar and blog the team explore why, although ensuring that humanitarian actors better link the cash transfers they deliver in emergencies to national social protection systems is widely accepted as a good idea, in practice it remains so difficult.

On the capacity strengthening side they argue that the current focus on technical capacity and hard skills (for example knowing how to target beneficiaries efficiently and how to set benefit levels) needs to be expanded to include functional capacity and soft skills (such as coordination or navigating the internal politics of governments and other organisations.

Webinar: Linking Social Protection and humanitarian CVA – what do we really know and where to start?

This webinar took place on 21 May 2020. You can watch the full recording below.

Image credit: DFID/Vicki Francis. Crown Copyright/Open Government License.

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