Adaptive Social Protection in Cambodia: Strategy Paper
Social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are three communities of practices that were developed with the main objective of reducing the impacts of shocks and hazards on individuals and communities. To date, however, these three streams seem unaware of their commonalities and overlapping agendas, and unable to overcome institutional constraints and poor communication. As a consequence, little cross-fertilisation has been occurring in most of the countries.
Yet, many experts and practitioners recognize that the integration of social protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation would help creating and fostering synergy between vulnerability-reduction interventions. Where human and financial resources are scarce, a more integrated or coordinated approach would also help reduce the risk of duplication or possibly conflicting interventions between these three communities.