South-South Learning Forum 2018: Summary Report

Building Resilience through Adaptive Social Protection
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May 2018

The South-South Learning Forum (SSLF) is the flagship event of the World Bank Group's Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. The Forum was held from February 19-22 at the InterContinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, and was attended by more than 250 people from more than 68 countries.

The SSLF 2018 focused on building household resilience through Adaptive Social Protection. The concept of “Adaptive” Social Protection (ASP) has emerged in recent years, and places an enhanced focus on better enabling social protection to address the impacts of all manner of shocks on the households they affect – including natural disasters and climate change, economic and financial crises, and conflict and displacement, among others.

This summary report briefly outlines the information presented at the Forum, the main takeaways that emerged from the discussions, and the questions for further engagement and research going forward.