Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti Case Study

Social Protection
Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and World Food Programme (WFP)
Oxford Policy Management (OPM)
Latin America & Caribbean
Publication Dates:
September, 2017
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This report investigates factors enabling social protection systems to be more responsive to shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on Hurricane Matthew and the 2015/16 drought, during which almost 90% of farmers lost their harvest in the worst affected areas.. Emergency response in Haiti remains strongly dependent on international humanitarian assistance and is highly fragmented. The authors recommend strengthening the social protection system to deliver regular assistance to food insecure, poor, and vulnerable households more effectively and to link the national social protection, national civil protection, and humanitarian aid sectors in times of need.

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