Protección Social

Strengthening coherence between social protection and productive interventions in four African countries

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 22/02/2021

Coordination between social protection programmes and productive rural development can help poor and vulnerable households overcome the poverty trap and break its intergenerational transmission. This is demonstrated by four studies carried out in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mali, and Zambia. Although these are studies carried out before the socioeconomic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the results are promising in terms of their contribution to increasing the resilience of households in the face of shocks or external crisis, an argument that is particularly relevant to promote this kind of strategies given the strong need to promote processes of social and economic reactivation in the rural sector.