Social Protection Systems capacity assessment tool

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16 Nov 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Heather Kindness

Hi James,

OPM (with ODI, CaLP and INASP) carried out DFID funded research on Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems (from 2015 to 2018) and produced a range of resources you might find useful – a toolkit, but also literature review and country reports and briefings:

Toolkit here: https://www.opml.co.uk/files/Publications/a0408-shock-responsive.../srsp-toolkit.pdf <https: www.opml.co.uk="" files="" publications="" a0408-shock-responsive...="" srsp-toolkit.pdf%0d="">

This toolkit brings together information on key concepts, diagnostic tools and guidance for determining whether shock-responsive social protection is appropriate in a given context, and the factors that
might influence its effectiveness. It is aimed at social protection, humanitarian and disaster risk management professionals who are interested in pursuing better responses to emergencies,
including in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This toolkit will help readers to:

- Understand what is meant by ‘shock-responsive social protection’ and other key terms

- Assess the feasibility of different options for shock-responsive social protection in your context

- Take steps to strengthen the systems underlying shock-responsive social protection

- Learn from other countries’ experience with shock-responsive social protection

- Access other useful resources.

Other resources here: https://www.opml.co.uk/projects/shock-responsive-social-protection-systems

and broader set of resources on the CaLP website here: http://www.cashlearning.org/thematic-area/social-protection-and-humanitarian-cash-transfer-programming

Best, Heather

14 Nov 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Jake Lomax

Hi James & Julie

I don’t have a questionnaire (yet), but I do have a conceptual framework that may be applicable to the research design and system mapping exercise James is planning.

The framework allows for representation of systems that includes negative transactions (which likely incorporates most forms of shock). And it allows for coherent framing of adaptation, resilience, etc. at the actor level and system level.

I’ve pasted a brief overview below, and the full paper is here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327883903_Mechanisms_of_Social_Change_Outline_of_a_conceptual_frameworkItIf

Best wishes
Jake

Mechanisms of Social Change: Outline of a conceptual framework
The MOSC framework seeks to provide a coherent set of concepts for understanding and representing systems and other complex change processes in actor-level terms. In essence it combines a typology of resources (or assets) familiar from the livelihood framework with typologies of change processes and the factors underlying decisions. The resulting framework forms a standard language for expressing diverse forms of change in socio-economic and socio-ecological systems. This works in visual terms for communication while also functioning as a general framework to support research design and intervention design. Negative change processes, such as destruction caused by natural disasters, disease or criminal activity can be expressed in the same language as more conventional production and exchange processes. The MOSC framework explicitly articulates how aggregated systems concepts and actor level concepts are connected, which can help explain micro-macro linkages. This actor-level focus ensures the framework is readily applied to challenges in implementation and measurement of system change programmes. This is not always the case with system-level concepts that do not make actor linkages explicit. The paper sets out the framework for the purpose of wider application, discussion and further testing.

14 Nov 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Elluard

Dear James, there's a regional project in Latin America to see opportunities to use the existing social system for emergency response (shock responsive social protection system).WFP is leading the process and I think that you can contact Deyvy Roa (deyvy.roa@wfp.org)  who was the contact person in Dominican Republic. I don't have the document with me but I know that they developed a tool (in Spanish) and we tried complemented it somehow using and adapted version of the OCRT (with some of the NDRMS actors), but was a bit tricky in DR to be honest.
Any way WFP tools is ther and you could also contact the WFP Regional office in Panama, I guess that they could provide you with good quality information and potentially with document in English if you are not a spanish speaker.

Best regards
Cédric Elluard
Le mercredi 14 novembre 2018 à 16:07:12 UTC+1, Julie Lawson-McDowall <[Hidden email]> a écrit :

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Dear James,

 

I am actually in the process of working on a tool/questionnaire for Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team.  I would love to know what else is out there – I have heard rumours of several different tools in the pipeline. Ours is not finalised but I would really to test this tool (informally) to see how well it works (that was to be the next stage).  Let me find out if this would be considered institutionally appropriate and I will get back to you.

 

Equally, if there are other organisations working on a similar toolkit, I’m keen to find ways to collaborate and strengthen available analytical tools.   

 

All the best,

 

Julie

 

Julie Lawson-McDowall, Ph.D | Social Protection, Cash and Resilience Adviser | Global Humanitarian Team (GHT)

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14 Nov 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Julie Lawson-McDowall

Dear James,

I am actually in the process of working on a tool/questionnaire for Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team. I would love to know what else is out there – I have heard rumours of several different tools in the pipeline. Ours is not finalised but I would really to test this tool (informally) to see how well it works (that was to be the next stage). Let me find out if this would be considered institutionally appropriate and I will get back to you.

Equally, if there are other organisations working on a similar toolkit, I’m keen to find ways to collaborate and strengthen available analytical tools.

All the best,

Julie

Julie Lawson-McDowall, Ph.D | Social Protection, Cash and Resilience Adviser | Global Humanitarian Team (GHT)
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Empowering our people to create a just world without poverty
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14 Nov 2018, 1:39 p.m.

James Omolo

Hi
I am contemplating an assessment and eventually mapping of goverment run social protection systems with the intention of determining their capacities to respond to shock ( possible linkage with humanireian response during crisis).
Is there anyone with a tool or a questionaire that can be used for this purpose? Has anyone done this before and can share his/her experience here?Thanks a lot in advance for your contributions.
Regards

James OMOLO
Cash Transfer and Social Protection Expert REOWA - UN FAO, Senegal
Tel.     +254 786 144240 (Kenya)           +254 725 291507 (Kenya)Skype: james.omollo1