This note highlights the critical contribution that social protection can make to a broader disaster recovery effort by providing assistance directly to disaster-affected households. It is intended primarily for those government officials involved in organizing the post-disaster response and recovery effort who may not be familiar with social protection or the contribution it can make as part of their response and recovery plans.
The note outlines the following points in greater detail:
- The types of social safety net programs and their relevance to response and recovery;
- Methods for increasing the responsiveness of safety net programs;
- Step-by-step implementation considerations for delivery in post-disaster settings;
- A typology for assessing readiness and establishing priorities during this disaster;
- Investing in adaptive social protection to be better prepared for the next disaster.