Towards a shock sensitive social protection system for Malawi


This report assesses the potential for strengthening ‘shock-sensitive’ social protection in Malawi. Bringing together recent experiences and knowledge, it analyses the ways in which existing social protection system components can more effectively prepare for and address the impacts of events that result in humanitarian emergency response. It provides clear options and recommendations for a more shock-sensitive social protection approach in Malawi.

The report focuses on the following social protection system components:

  • the policy and institutional framework
  • social protection programme design and implementation
  • social protection systems (data, information systems and targeting, delivery systems and early warning systems)
  • financing arrangements.