From Protection to Production

Social Protection in Africa

The video highlights the key impacts of social cash transfers on households, children and local economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Evidence from across the region shows that social protection has helped reduce poverty, boosted local economies, increased family income, production and food security. Social protection, through cash transfers, can and does work in Africa.

Research and impact evaluations of government-run programmes have been carried out by the UNICEF, FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) project and the Transfer Project.