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Adaptive Social Protection

An introduction to the Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) programme at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

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on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Adaptive Social Protection

Poor and vulnerable people in developing countries are facing ever greater and deeper shocks and stresses to their livelihoods. The global financial crisis, and floods droughts All of these make it increasingly difficult for poor people to protect their livelihoods - often with dire consequences for their wellbeing. Social Protection, Climate Change Adaptation The Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) concept recognises that greater integration and knowledge sharing among these three communities of practice... ...would increase the chance to have more impact on people's vulnerability and help them escape poverty. Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) Or are there too many challenges to overcome? By working together, these communities have the potential to create tools and spaces that strengthen household resilience and make better contributions to sustainable development. For ASP to work, it needs organisations and individuals to:

Build the evidence-base and our understanding of resilience
Break down funding silos and change ways of thinking
Document good practice, communicate information and share lessons learned Help turn a good idea into action.
To find out more visit:

www.adaptivesocialprotection.org food and fuel prices, ...and disaster risk reduction each aim to reduce vulnerability and help them escape poverty. In the face of these shocks, can these communities work better together? Or are there too many challenges to overcome? Image credits:

1. ASP
2. Robin Hammond / Panos
3. Pete Lewis/Department for International Development
4. Marcos Villalta / Save the Children
5. Marisol Grandon/Department for International Development
6. Crispin Hughes / Panos
7. Zed Nelson / Panos
8. Noriko Hayashi / Panos
9. Mikkel Ostergaard / Panos
10. Giacomo Pirozzi / Panos
11. Mikkel Ostergaard / Panos
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