the Centre for Social Protection and its contributions in the last 5 years
The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) at IDS launched a new report on the web yesterday outlining its contributions to the social protection debate and practice in the last 5 years. CSP was established in 2006 and since then, its members have been involved in new conceptual thinking, evaluating policy and practice, convening partners and building capacity. The concept of Tranformative Social Protection may be one of the most notable concepts to have originated from the CSP, advocating for social protection to be more aspirational and address underlying causes of vulnerability and poverty. Last year’s conference Social Protection for Social Justice, which brought together researchers, policy makers and development partners, made it evident that the need for social protection to go beyond a mere poverty response is shared by many.
The report ‘Transforming research and policy’ presents highlights of the CSP’s activities since its establishment and further confirms its commitment towards pushing the boundaries of social protection and making it a policy option for all.