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Progress report 2015–2016 : rapid social response program (English)

The Rapid Social Response Program (RSR) multidonor program was established in 2009 to help the world’s poorest countries, in partnership with the World Bank, to build effective social protection systems. The RSR is supported by the Russian Federation, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden. Since its inception in 2009, the RSR in addition to becoming a widely recognized brand name associated with social protection (SP) systems building has undergone several transformations, in line with development needs worldwide. Since Phase 1 (2009–12), launched to assist countries in addressing urgent social needs stemming from crises and helping them build the capacity and institutions to better respond to future crises, the RSR has morphed into Phase 2 (2012 onwards), which supports the agenda of social protection and labor (SPL) systems building. Cross-sectoral by nature, the RSR has also managed to move beyond the core SPL areas to include other priorities that are easily linked to SPL operations, including gender, nutrition, employment, and more recently disaster risk management. The RSR is one of the key instruments for implementing the World Bank’s 2012–2022 Social Protection and Labor Strategy for Resilience, Equity and Opportunity, mainly in countries eligible for International Development Association (IDA) support. This 2015–16 Progress Report of the Rapid Social Response Program (RSR) summarizes the progress made by the program between January 2014 and December 2015.


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    Mori,Hideki, Kryeziu,Adea, Ellaham,Inas J.

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    Progress report 2015–2016 : rapid social response program

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    Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery;Rapid Social Response Program;access to basic service;Social Protection;conditional cash transfer program;extension of closing date;Pensions and Social Insurance;social safety net system;delivery of nutrition services;climate change adaptation measures;access to social protection;household income;social status of women;decline in poverty rate;maternal and child nutrition;representative household survey data;Federated States of Micronesia;social protection system;expressions of interest;community of practice;social protection program;safety net program;disaster risk management;Learning and Innovation Credit;determination of eligibility;international good practice;identification of beneficiary;amount of fund;improvements in access;number of beneficiaries;information in table;global knowledge sharing;fragile and conflict;social welfare program;public works program;social protection instrument;social protection beneficiaries;social protection policy;country operations;gross domestic product;share of resource;Human Development Practice;labor market program;response to crisis;natural disaster;knowledge exchange;south-south learning;vulnerable population;



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Mori,Hideki Kryeziu,Adea Ellaham,Inas J.

Progress report 2015–2016 : rapid social response program (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.