Social Protection System Review

A Toolkit

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The positive impacts of social protection on reducing poverty and inequality and contributing to development are well evidenced. Establishing an integrated system facilitates the provision of a social protection floor, whereby individuals are appropriately protected throughout the life cycle. This is achieved not only by making sure there is a sufficient range of programmes to cover a population’s risk profile but also by sharing information on different individuals to ensure they are linked to an appropriate programme.

The Social Protection System Review is one of a small number of tools that serve to analyse how effective a country is in establishing a social protection system that responds to the needs of its people both today and in the future. The toolkit presents methodologies which can be implemented in any country, at any income level and by any institution. It is intended to generate policy recommendations that are actionable through national systems.

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A systems analysis of social protection (Module 5)

OECD Development Centre

Building upon the findings of the assessment of needs, coverage, effectiveness and sustainability, this section looks at the potential for social protection systematisation. It provides the methodology for in-depth analysis of the sector’s degree and modalities of systematisation across several dimensions and from several stakeholder perspectives. Based on this analysis, and on evidence from previous modules and other countries’ experiences, recommendations for the enhancement of the social protection system can be made.

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