Conceptualising Shock-Responsive Social Protection

This paper discusses how a social protection system might be used in the event of a humanitarian disaster


The paper discusses the latest thinking on the concept of ‘shock-responsive social protection’. It discusses the different ways in which a social protection system, designed primarily to support households in chronic difficulty, might be able to be used in the event of a humanitarian disaster. It considers how social protection, humanitarian and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) systems are connected, and the challenges there might be in linking them. It also considers the implications of the context of fragility and conflict for shock-responsive social protection.

The paper is an output from the Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems Research Project


Oxford Policy Management. DFID Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research: Conceptualising Shock-Responsive Social Protection.(2015) Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK, ii, 12p

Conceptualising Shock-Responsive Social Protection

Published 1 October 2015