Citizens’ Knowledge and Perceptions about Poverty, Vulnerability, Rights and Social Protection
A Baseline Study
In the past two decades, Ghana has implemented various social protection programmes for many different purposes but mainly to address poverty and vulnerability. Yet there is little evidence to date about the extent to which Ghanaians view social protection programmes as part of the state’s responsibility towards citizens. Very little is known about the understanding and perceptions of citizens about poverty and vulnerability, and of the role of social protection in addressing these problems. This report explores the understanding, perceptions and attitudes of Ghanaians on poverty and vulnerability and how this shape their understanding of, and participation, in social protection programmes.