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Social protection coverage toolkit

In partnership with the Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (NENA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has developed a toolkit with a new step-by-step methodology to calculate the extent to which a population is covered against the risks that affect them throughout their life cycle (Bacil et al. 2020).

This approach focuses on identifying different social groups and the risks to which each of them is vulnerable, defining a coverage function for each risk that enables a calculation of how much an intervention is capable of protecting vulnerable people against said risk. Thus, it goes beyond the usual approaches to measuring social protection coverage, which tend to equate programme participation with social protection coverage.

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