Protection sociale

Social protection coverage – Sudan case study

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 24/11/2020

This research report presents a case study of the application of the proposed methodology to Sudan using data captured by the 2014-2015 National Household Budget and Poverty Survey (NHBS). The application of the methodology proposed in the toolkit requires the identification of individuals’ characteristics to fit them into specific social groups, and the risks to which each of these categories is exposed. This survey enables the identification of different social groups according to the age, gender and place of residence of the respondents,
as well as six risks: a child being out of school, food insecurity, unemployment, insufficient earnings, crop failure and livestock issues, and natural disaster. In conclusion, this study indicates a significant social protection coverage gap in Sudan. Government social protection programmes reach less than 3 per cent of women and men in rural and urban areas. Also government provision of formal social protection makes the smallest contribution to mitigating risks (0.4 per cent) as compared to other sources of protection. In other words, the benefits currently provided by the government are insufficient to address the risks that affect the population throughout the life cycle, hampering people’s livelihoods and the country’s development.

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​Bacil, F., and W. Silva. 2020. Social protection coverage – Sudan case study. Brasília and Cairo: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa