Good Practice

Building national floors of social protection in Southern Africa - Final Evaluation

Good Practice Description

A small, agile regional project operating at policy level can have genuine influence on attitudes within government, and can accelerate the move towards social protection floors. Despite comparatively limited resources, the project identified and nimbly exploited a number of strategic opportunities which allowed it to have an impact greater than its scale would normally warrant. To have genuinely moved the debate towards a greater acceptance of social protection floors in all of the three countries where it operated, and in the space of only three years, was a significant achievement for a project with just a handful of staff and a financial envelope of below USD1.5 million.