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Social Protection Strategic Framework

VIII. The Road Ahead

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In the context of new emerging challenges and changing landscapes at the global and national levels, UNICEF recognizes the critical need to work with decision-makers and other stakeholders to enhance social protection responses and reach the common goal of ensuring an adequate standard of living for all children and their families.

This chapter proposes a collaborative agenda for action as a starting point for further dialogue, highlighting areas in which partners can engage, including UNICEF’s potential value-added and role.  Key areas put forward include:

  • Expand and strengthen integrated social protection systems to respond to the multiple and compounding vulnerabilities faced by children and their families
  • Identify effective and sustainable financing for the expansion and strengthening of social protection
  • Address social dimensions of vulnerability in social protection programmes
  • Improve coordination
  • Improve practice in linking humanitarian action and social protection
  • Promote knowledge exchange and learning


Key areas covered in this chapter:

• Proposal for a collaborative agenda for action
• Engaging partners: Potential contributions
• UNICEF’s role



Executive Summary


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Evidence on the Impacts of Social Protection on Child Outcomes (Annex B)

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