Social Protection and Climate Resilience


This learning resource identifies lessons from a range of DFID programmes on how social protection builds climate resilience. It also contains a detailed list of current best reads. It was compiled as a result of consultations with DFID staff and draws on relevant DFID case studies to provide insights into:

  • The working conceptual framework for defining climate resilience
  • Climate responsiveness of social protection programming
  • Key issues to consider when designing climate resilient social protection programmes - targeting, scalable and flexible shock responsive mechanisms, fragile states, long term and holistic resilience approaches, monitoring and learning

This resource is part of a series of inter-related resources synthesising knowledge on Resilience. It can be read in conjunction with the introductory resource What is Resilience?, and the more detailed resources on Measuring Resilience and Risk Management and Financing. The Glossary and list of Acronyms will also assist readers in understanding the terminology used throughout this resource and the other resources in the Resilience series.


Wallis, C.; Buckle, F.; DFID. Social Protection and Climate Resilience. Evidence on Demand, UK (2016) 35 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_tg.may2016.wallisandbuckle]

Social Protection and Climate Resilience

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