A major research project in 6 African countries confirms that many people are not reached and many needs are not met by State social protection services. The shortfalls are often met by self-help initiatives, but governments do not have adequate information on where these services (community based organisations – CBOs) are, who operates them, or exactly what they do. This briefing suggests ways in which CBOs can be mapped and harnessed in national systems for social protection.
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research. Social Protection: Mapping Social Protection: Knowing the Informal National Force. PASGR Policy Brief 8. (2014) 2 pp.