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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Assessment of coverage (Module 2)

OECD Development Centre

This chapter provides guidelines to evaluate the adequacy and appropriateness of the existing social protection programmes in relation to risks and vulnerabilities identified in Module 1. It proposes a three-stage analysis, starting with an assessment of the institutional, political, and legislative context for social protection, followed by mapping the social protection system through a detailed inventory of current programmes; and finally overlaying existing provisions with the demand for social protection in order to identify coverage gaps.

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