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Promoting Resilient Livelihoods through Adaptive Social Protection: Lessons from 124 programmes in South Asia

Davies, Mark and Béné, Christophe and Arnall, Alexander and Tanner, Thomas and Newsham, Andrew and Coirolo, Cristina (2013) 'Promoting Resilient Livelihoods through Adaptive Social Protection: Lessons from 124 programmes in South Asia.' Development Policy Review, 31 (1). pp. 27-58.

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Abstract

Adaptive Social Protection refers to efforts to integrate social protection (SP), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), the need for which is increasingly recognised by practitioners and academics. Relying on 124 agricultural programmes implemented in five countries in Asia, this article considers how these elements are being brought together, and explores the potential gains of these linkages. It shows that full integration is still relatively limited but that, when it occurs, it helps to shift the time horizon beyond short-term interventions aimed at supporting peoples’ coping strategies and/or graduation objectives, towards longer-term interventions that can help promote transformation towards climate and disaster resilient livelihood options.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: Adaptive social protection; social protection; disaster risk reduction; climate change adaptation; vulnerability reduction; South Asia
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 09506764
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2013.00600.x
Depositing User: Andrew Newsham
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 14:57
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18015

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