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(2019) Study on Shock Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean: Summary of key findings and policy recommendations

This study discusses evidence to inform practice for improved emergency preparedness and response in LAC, linked to more flexible national social protection systems. The focus is on national social protection systems, although some findings also apply to civil protection actors and international humanitarian partners who complement and support national efforts in LAC. The study aims to contribute to further integration of humanitarian and development actions and raise commitment and awareness of the humanitarian– development nexus. Key outputs include:

• Theoretical framework and literature review – Beazley et al. (2016);

• Ecuador case study – Beazley (2017a);

• Guatemala case study – Solórzano (2017);

• Haiti case study – OPM (2017b);

• Dominican Republic case study – Beazley (2017b);

• Peru case study – Beazley (2017c);

• Dominica case study – Beazley (2018a)

• El Salvador case study – Beazley (2018b);

• El Salvador’s response to the 2018 drought – Beazley (forthcoming); and

• This report, which summarises the key findings and provides policy recommendations.

The findings and recommendations in this report are based on all the research for the products mentioned above, which included desk review, fieldwork, primary data collection, and a wide range of key informant interviews. In addition to the country case studies, numerous other country experiences and regional views were collected throughout the project period (August 2016 to March 2019), all of which informed the report. A new phase of the study (2019-2020) will focus on the Caribbean region, conducting five country case studies and a sub-regional literature review of shockresponsive social protection experiences.

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9 May 2019

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