Drawing on the study’s research methods and findings, this ‘Toolkit’ brings together information on key concepts, diagnostic tools and guidance for determining whether shock-responsive social protection is appropriate in a given context, and the factors that might influence its effectiveness. It is aimed at social protection, humanitarian and disaster risk management professionals who are interested in pursuing better responses to emergencies, including in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This toolkit will help readers to:
Understand what is meant by ‘shock-responsive social protection’ and other key terms
Assess the feasibility of different options for shock-responsive social protection in your context
Take steps to strengthen the systems underlying shock-responsive social protection.
Learn from other countries’ experience with shock-responsive social protection
This output is part of the Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems Programme
O’Brien, C., Holmes R. and Scott, Z., with Barca, V. (2018) Shock-Responsive
Social Protection Systems Toolkit—Appraising the use of social protection in addressing largescale
shocks. Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK.