In this case study report , the authors explore the regional approach to addressing food insecurity in the Sahel, and consider whether and how social protection contributes to that response. The Sahel as a region is relatively integrated: many regional bodies and coordination mechanisms exist and work on issues common to humanitarian assistance, social protection, climate change and food security.
The case study reviews the main shocks affecting the six countries of focus (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal), examines the elements of social protection systems that are in place, and analyses the relevance and effectiveness of key regional initiatives for responding to food insecurity.
There is a policy brief summarising this case study for the Sahel.
This is an output from the Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems Research Programme
O’Brien, C., Cherrier, C., Watson, C. and Congrave, J. (2017), ‘ShockResponsive Social Protection Systems Research: Case study—Regional approaches to addressing food insecurity in the Sahel, and the contribution of social protection’, Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK.
O’Brien C. and Barca V. (2017) Regional approaches to addressing food insecurity and the
contribution of social protection: the Sahel. Policy Brief. Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK.