Social protection is a human right and an effective tool for poverty reduction. It is essential for reaching people living in extreme poverty and vulnerability, for increasing resilience to shocks and breaking the cycle of poverty.1 It is also an enabler that facilitates the realisation of other human rights such as health, education, livelihoods, employment and gender.2 Sida’s support to social protection amounted to approximately SEK 800 million during 2021, which is approximately 3 percent of Sida’s development cooperation. Support for social protection almost doubled between 2018 and 2021. The increase was strongest in 2020, but the trend has continued also in 2021, which verifies the expanded recognition of social protection in international development cooperation and increased priority in Sida’s global and bilateral work.
Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2022-06-21