Social Protection System Readiness Assessment Tool and User Guide
The tool is designed for use in countries with some form of social transfer programmes, and a medium to high risk of disasters (refer to the webinar for more details). It aims to:
i. Assess the political, technical, operational and financial feasibility, or ‘readiness’, of the country’s cash-based social transfer programme(s) (and potentially public works/cash for work schemes where relevant) to provide cash assistance to people affected by shocks and stresses.
ii. Identify opportunities for linkages with UNICEF’s sector level activities strategies and for developing or supporting a ‘cash plus’ approach in emergencies alongside social transfers.
iii. Assess the capacity, or ‘preparedness’ of UNICEF’s Country Office (CO) to support such interventions.
iv. Identify and compare possible options, for ways that social transfer programmes and their underlying systems can be used to meet needs at times of shock or disaster, including the role(s) for UNICEF