This briefing looks at the impacts of the current global financial crisis and the roles social protection could play in helping people to cope. Social protection programmes can play four roles – Protection, Prevention, Promotion and Transformation. The different sets of policy instruments associated with each role are outlined, and lessons learnt from previous crises in Indonesia and Mexico are discussed.
IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 7.4, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex Brighton, UK, 2 pp.
Social Protection Responses to the Financial Crisis: What do we Know?