Social protection: a new policy area in developing countries?

Tuesday 1 April 2008

While social protection was largely absent from the development agenda two decades ago, development policy-makers and practitioners today pay greater attention to it. There is a realisation that social protection may have a role to play in growth, and that a number of activities such as food security programmes, in danger of getting lost in the new ‘growth agenda’, might fare better if they are anchored into a wider social protection policy/strategy. Last but not least, social protection may be linked to the empowerment and governance agenda through its transformative dimension.

Coordinator: Catherine Dom


Ann Bartholomew

Judith Sandford