(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2020-11)
Grun, Rebekka; Saidi, Mira; Bisca, Paul M.
Adaptive Social Protection programs are
increasingly implemented in fragile and insecure contexts in
the Sahel. This paper provides a framework, key principles,
and a repertoire of options for adapting social safety net
projects to unprecedented levels of insecurity. It fills an
operational knowledge gap regarding project design,
implementation, and supervision under insecurity as called
for by the World Bank Group’s strategy for fragility,
conflict and violence 2020-2025. Based on a mix of desk
research and field insights, the authors map operational
security risks and identify ingredients for an appropriate
response in risk assessment, design, beneficiary targeting,
and payment systems.