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Stronger Social Protection Systems through Knowledge Sharing Stronger Social Protection Systems through Knowledge Sharing
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR supported the formation of a community of practice (CoP) that lets policy makers and practitioners learn from each other’s experiences to implement cash transfer programs.
Kyrgyz: Modernizing Social Protection Kyrgyz: Modernizing Social Protection
[RSR Project Brief]
Just after the end of the violent conflict in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2010, RSR helped amend the eligibility rules for the country’s only cash transfer program to help the poorest families cope with loss of income and higher food and electricity prices.
RSR and South-South Learning RSR and South-South Learning
[RSR Project Brief]
In March 2014, RSR sponsored a South South learning event in Brazil.

Here you can find stories and project briefs from ongoing and completed RSR projects around the world.

ADePT: Paving the Way for Evidence-Based Response to Macro Shocks ADePT: Paving the Way for Evidence-Based Response to Macro Shocks
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR supported to develop a simple software tool that simulates the effects of macro-shocks on poverty and income distribution.
Albania: Making Social Assistance More Efficient, Equal, and Transparent Albania: Making Social Assistance More Efficient, Equal, and Transparent
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program funded a functional review of Ndihma Ekonomike, the main anti-poverty program.
Bangladesh: Piloting Conditional Cash Transfers through Local Governments - Part 2 Bangladesh: Piloting Conditional Cash Transfers through Local Governments - Part 2
[RSR Story Series No. 7]
RSR is helping Bangladesh to pilot a conditional cash transfer program through local governments.
Available in: Français, English
Bangladesh: Piloting Conditional Cash Transfers through Local Governments - Part 1 Bangladesh: Piloting Conditional Cash Transfers through Local Governments - Part 1
[RSR Story Series No. 6]
RSR is helping Bangladesh to pilot a conditional cash transfer program through local governments.
Available in: Français, English
Burkina Faso: Strengthening Safety Net Response to Crisis Burkina Faso: Strengthening Safety Net Response to Crisis
[RSR Story Series No. 5]
The RSR Program is supporting the development of a more efficient and cost effective safety net system that is both suitable for the country’s social and economic conditions, and that can best meet the needs of its poorest and most vulnerable families.
Available in: Français, English
Cameroon: Streamlining Programs, Gaining Efficiencies: A New Social Protection System in the Making Cameroon: Streamlining Programs, Gaining Efficiencies: A New Social Protection System in the Making
[RSR Project Brief]
A story of how a little goes a long way: In Cameroon RSR funded analytical work that catalyzed a US $ 50 million IDA operation.
Cameroon: Strengthening Safety Net Response to Crises Cameroon: Strengthening Safety Net Response to Crises
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR project is helping to pilot-test a cash-transfer program that could benefit more than 2,000 households of poor and food-insecure people in the northern regions of Cameroon.
Cameroon: Strengthening SN Response to Crisis Cameroon: Strengthening SN Response to Crisis
[RSR Story Series No. 4]
The RSR Program is funding a project to make the system more comprehensive, flexible and suitable to the country’s economic and social conditions.
Available in: Français, English
Djibouti: Boosting Household Incomes and Improving Nutrition Djibouti: Boosting Household Incomes and Improving Nutrition
[RSR Project Brief]
Nutrition sensitive social protection piloted in Djibouti with support from RSR.
Ethiopia: Strengthening the Early Warning System for Malnutrition Ethiopia: Strengthening the Early Warning System for Malnutrition
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR is helping to develop an early warning system to detect malnutrition in the wake of seasonal shocks.
Ethiopia: Strengthening the Nutrition Information and Early Warning System Ethiopia: Strengthening the Nutrition Information and Early Warning System
[RSR Story Series No. 11]
RSR helps Ethiopia protect children against crisis-induced malnutrition.
Available in: English
Ghana: Building a Common Cash Transfer Targeting System Ghana: Building a Common Cash Transfer Targeting System
[RSR Project Brief]
With support from RSR and the World Bank, the country's once relatively inefficient systems for identifying beneficiaries of social safety nets are being replaced by simpler, more transparent procedures.
Guinea: Helping to Cast Safety Nets Wider Guinea: Helping to Cast Safety Nets Wider
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR helped to lay the foundations of a safety net system in Guinea that is anchored within a social protection strategy and capable of increasing people's resilience.
Haiti: Household Development Agent Pilot Haiti: Household Development Agent Pilot
[RSR Story Series No. 2]
By deploying community workers called Household Development Agents, this approach will provide for better delivery of appropriate services to the families in greatest need.
Available in 日本語, Français, English
Haiti: Strengthening Health Delivery to the Most Vulnerable Haiti: Strengthening Health Delivery to the Most Vulnerable
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program has funded the pilot testing of innovative health and social services delivery.
Haiti: Turning the Tide on Gender-based Violence Haiti: Turning the Tide on Gender-based Violence
[RSR Project Brief]
A community based organization received support from RSR to improve delivery of services to survivors of gender based violence and to enhance the growing public dialogue around the issue.
Health Equity and Financial Protection Project Health Equity and Financial Protection Project
[RSR Story Series No. 1]
This project aims to expand the global knowledge base by shedding light on the relationship between health equity and the financial vulnerability of households, a relationship that is rarely explored.
Available in 日本語, Français, English
Honduras: Helping to Deliver Stronger Protection and Faster Nutrition Response Honduras: Helping to Deliver Stronger Protection and Faster Nutrition Response
[RSR Project Brief]
Two grants from RSR helped to improve targeting of social protection and nutrition support.
Kenya: Laying the Groundwork for Social Protection Reform Kenya: Laying the Groundwork for Social Protection Reform
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR supported the preparations of a new national social safety net program in Kenya that knits together several existing government programs for better delivery.
Kenya: Making Poverty Aid and Crisis Preparedness More Effective Kenya: Making Poverty Aid and Crisis Preparedness More Effective
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program is supporting the government of Kenya in their effort to bring about a systemic change of the social protection system.
Kenya: Support for the Kenya Youth Empowerment Program Kenya: Support for the Kenya Youth Empowerment Program
[RSR Story Series No. 10]
RSR helps young people in Kenya get good jobs.
Available in: Français, English
Latin America and the Caribbean: How to Protect and Promote the Nutrition of Mothers and Children Latin America and the Caribbean: How to Protect and Promote the Nutrition of Mothers and Children
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR has supported the development of a toolkit that provides policymakers and program administrators in LAC cost-effective tools.
Lesotho: Estimating the Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and Skills Development Lesotho: Estimating the Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and Skills Development
[RSR Story Series No. 3]
This project informs the public and policy-makers of the impact of the economic crisis on the income and education of the labor force, especially youth.
Available in 日本語, Français, English
Liberia: Fostering Multi-Sector Social Protection Liberia: Fostering Multi-Sector Social Protection
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program has mobilized expertise in response to the government’s need for technical assistance in developing a National Social Protection Strategy.
Listening to LAC: Connecting Decision Makers to the Effects of Crisis Listening to LAC: Connecting Decision Makers to the Effects of Crisis
[RSR Project Brief]
The Listening to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) pilot project is developing a system to use mobile phones to help collect high-frequency data on how people are affected by crises.
Mozambique: Developing Building Blocks for Effective Crisis Response through Public Works Mozambique: Developing Building Blocks for Effective Crisis Response through Public Works
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR is supporting a pilot program for labor-intensive public works in areas affected by high food insecurity in Mozambique.
Nepal: Testing Methods to Target Poverty Nepal: Testing Methods to Target Poverty
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR is supporting an evidence-based approach to Nepal’s increased social safety net funding.
Pakistan: Financial Literacy, the Path to Inclusion and Graduation Pakistan: Financial Literacy, the Path to Inclusion and Graduation
[RSR Project Brief]
How RSR is helping tackle financial exclusion of the poor.
Papua New Guinea: Towards Evidence-Based Policy Making on Youth Employment Papua New Guinea: Towards Evidence-Based Policy Making on Youth Employment
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR is strengthening the government's capacity to implement and evaluate the impacts of a youth employment project.
Protection and Opportunities for Liberia’s Vulnerable Youth Protection and Opportunities for Liberia’s Vulnerable Youth
[RSR Project Brief]
Liberia plans to create 20,000 new jobs annually over the next five years. RSR helps to ensure that the program reaches those most in need.
Resilience in the Face of Crises: Multi-Sectoral Actions for Better Nutrition Resilience in the Face of Crises: Multi-Sectoral Actions for Better Nutrition
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program is supporting the development, production, and dissemination of tools and materials to guide policymakers and implementers of programs on nutrition around the world on how to address undernutrition from a multi-sector perspective to achieve more sustainable and rapid improvements in maternal and child undernutrition.
Rwanda: Supporting the Expansion of Social Protection Rwanda: Supporting the Expansion of Social Protection
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program is supporting a comprehensive assessment of the country’s social safety net system.
Rwanda: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building to the Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) Rwanda: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building to the Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP)
[RSR Story Series No. 9]
Building safety nets system in Rwanda
Available in: Français, English
Social Protection Learning Forum in Asia Social Protection Learning Forum in Asia
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR supported south-south learning event in Bangalore, India in September 2012.
South-South Learning Forums: Weaving a Web of Experiences South-South Learning Forums: Weaving a Web of Experiences
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR Program has been supporting South-South learning exchanges on practical ways to build effective social safety nets.
Tajikistan: Helping to Reform National Social Assistance Tajikistan: Helping to Reform National Social Assistance
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program is supporting the development of the first building blocks of a system to deliver aid to the poorest households in Tajikistan.
The Gambia: Promoting and Expanding Nutrition Security for Children under Five The Gambia: Promoting and Expanding Nutrition Security for Children under Five
[RSR Project Brief]
The RSR Program is supporting the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in their work to raise policymakers’ awareness of the socio-economic gains the country is making from investing in nutrition.
The West Bank and Gaza: Lessons in Successful Education in Tough Circumstances The West Bank and Gaza: Lessons in Successful Education in Tough Circumstances
[RSR Project Brief]
This project has analyzed a successful school program that provides Palestinian children with a quality education in selected countries of the Middle East.
Timor-Leste: Innovative Approaches for Developing Effectiveness of Safety Nets Timor-Leste: Innovative Approaches for Developing Effectiveness of Safety Nets
[RSR Story Series No. 8]
RSR helps a post-conflict country improve a safety net system.
Available in: Français, English
Togo: First Steps Towards a Safety Net System Togo: First Steps Towards a Safety Net System
[RSR Project Brief]
In Togo, a safety net system is being constructed with building blocks supported by RSR.
Towards More Efficient Social Safety Nets in Africa Towards More Efficient Social Safety Nets in Africa
[RSR Project Brief]
RSR has helped eight countries review their nascent safety net programs to ensure that they are effective, affordable and anchored in policy frameworks for better coordination, continuity and wider reach.

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Last updated: 2015-03-25




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