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Social protection for low capacity households in Zambia

Briefing/policy paper

Written by Rachel Slater, Rebecca Holmes

Briefing/policy paper

Social protection is seen as a central pillar of growth in Zambia's National Development Plan, but its implementation remains a challenge. Enabling households to graduate from social protection support means building their assets and increasing their resilience to shocks and stresses. Existing strategies are hampered by lack of knowledge on the numbers and needs of poor households. This Project Briefing proposes a framework of protection, prevention and promotion as a tool to contribute to the graduation of low-capacity households from high vulnerability and poverty.

Rebecca Holmes and Rachel Slater