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SPACE Adaptive social protection and decentralisation: a conceptual framework

22 September 2021 — By Andrew Wyatt, with Valentina Barca

The purpose of this paper is to provide an entry point for discussion of -and practical engagement with- the potential for linking the Adaptive Social Protection and Decentralisation agendas, in the first instance by technicians and practitioners within the German Development Cooperation. The need to clarify the linkages and areas of convergence between these is evident for two key reasons. The paper lso endeavours to establish how decentralisation, localisation, and social protection – most specifically adaptive social protection – relate to each other conceptually. Building on that foundation, it seeks to outline a practical approach that might assist practitioners in engaging meaningfully with each other, and in dialogue with partner governments at different levels, about the scope for linking these agendas.