• APSP Staff and other participants complete an EPRI course on Social Protection
  • Field Visit during a training session on Social Protection in Mombasa, Kenya
  • Cash transfer programme for persons with disabilities in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Multigenerational faces of vulnerability
  • Older persons are among the vulnerable groups in Africa
  • Participants of the Western Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Dakar, Senegal
  • Cash transfer programme in Ghana
  • Plenary Session during the Eastern and Central Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Field Visit during the Southern Africa Peer Learning and Exchange Workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Beneficiaries of Social Protection programmes show off entrepreneurial projects they have started since programmes commenced
  • Social Protection Programmes also look at children as a vulnerable group

The APSP

Vision

An African continent free from poverty and vulnerability.


Mission Statement

To create partnerships with Civil Society and other organizations to engage with the Governments and International Development Agencies (IDAs) to develop and implement innovative Social Protection strategies and pro­grammes that make a difference in people’s lives in Africa.

As Social Protection continues to grow in prominence, it is important to recognise the importance of complimentary programmes and more so in programming the accrues benefits to those most vulnerable. For instance, areas targeted for Social Protection also fall within the scope of smallholder households who mainly practice subsistence farming. Evidence shows that Social Protection, and particularly Cash Transfers enable these farmers increase access to credit, boost their savings and even address liquidity constraints. The linkages between agriculture and Social Protection go a long way and the Food and Agriculture Organisation's, From Protection to Production (PtoP) Unit draws these linkages for sub-Saharan Africa through a most incisive report that can be read here.

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