This briefing reports that most of the money for delivering social protection services to poor and vulnerable people comes from the poor themselves. Nine independent research projects in six African countries have established that the poor “pool” their own meagre funds to help family, neighbours and community members in times of crisis.
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research. Social Protection: Finance. Making the most of poor-to-poor finance. PASGR Policy Brief 5. (2014) 1 pp.