Social protection: meeting children’s rights and needs

Produced by: 
International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth
Available from: 
December 2018
Paper author(s): 
Niky Fabiancic
Diana Sawyer
Fábio Veras Soares
Rafael Guerreiro Osorio
Sergei Soares
Topic: 
Poverty - Inequality - Aid Effectiveness
Year: 
2019

The articles on the role of social protection in tackling violence against children and achieving safe transitions into adulthood further show that multisectoral responses remain indispensable. The importance of considering potential barriers to accessing benefits, such as cumbersome administrative procedures and lack of awareness, is also emphasised. In addition, the case of Mozambique illustrates the importance of a conscious social protection strategy for the introduction of new programmes or the scale-up of existing ones. Authors also discuss what needs to be taken into account to tailor social protection programmes to the specific needs of particularly vulnerable children, such as children with disabilities, children on the move or those living in geographically isolated areas. Finally, there is promising evidence of the impact of social protection programmes on child-related outcomes. Case studies from Argentina, Brazil, and India analyse these effects on indicators related to consumption, nutrition, health, and education, identifying programme limitations and pointing to future directions. We hope that this volume can serve as a platform for further research and discussion, providing useful evidence to promote child-sensitive social protection policies and contributing to the realisation of children’s rights.

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