ARC is a pioneering initiative seeking to build resilience to climate risks across Africa by combining sovereign risk insurance with strengthening of disaster risk management (DRM) systems and frameworks. Findings from a formative evaluation of ARC have recently been published and provide important insights and lessons pertinent to the global conversation on climate risk insurance and, more generally, on building the resilience of countries and vulnerable populations. The evaluation was commissioned by DFID and undertaken by OPM.
The report summaries key findings from Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2 Qualitative impact study conducted in August 2016. The report integrates interesting infographics that depict the findings in an easy to read and understand format.
This Synthesis Report consolidates the evidence and lessons learned from the DFID-funded Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research programme, drawing on six country case studies and an international literature review (among other outputs).
This Literature Review reviews recent literature on the theory and practice of shock-responsive social protection initiatives and their effectiveness. It aims to strengthen the evidence base as to when and how social protection systems can better respond to shocks in low income countries and fragile and conflict-affected states, thus minimising negative shock impacts and reducing the need for separate humanitarian responses.
In this case study report (policy brief here and French version here) we explore the regional approach to addressing food insecurity in the Sahel, and consider whether and how social protection contributes to that response. The six countries of focus are Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.