Social protection instruments have become a popular policy response to drought in recent years. More and more governments in sub-Saharan Africa have integrated cash transfers and public works schemes into their strategies to achieve long-term food and nutrition security or to enhance disaster risk management.
Earlier on we posted an article on the same DIE and GIZ co-organised panel, where the experts discussed evidence demonstrating that regular income transfers allow people to better meet their immediate basic consumption needs and enable them to save for hard times. There was also a recording of keynote and the panel discussion made available.
The above is a new compilation of different interviews conducted with the experts that had spoken prior at the event.