Workshop on “Social protection for social cohesion”


Bonn, 04.12.2019 bis 05.12.2019

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The primary objective of social protection, especially in low- and middle-income countries, is to tackle poverty and vulnerability. In addition, it is often argued that social protection schemes or systems have the potentiality to achieve other objectives such as empowering vulnerable groups, incentivizing beneficiaries to engage in more remunerative economic activities, and promoting social cohesion. Social cohesion can be defined as “both, the vertical and the horizontal relations among members of society and the state as characterized by a set of attitudes and norms that includes trust, an inclusive identity, and cooperation for the common good”.

With regard to social cohesion, however, the mechanisms through which social protection can generate important benefits are not entirely clear: most of the available conceptual frameworks focus on high-income countries, in particular Scandinavian ones. Moreover, the empirical evidence of the impacts of social protection on social cohesion is extremely scarce. The Workshop taking place at the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) on 4-5 December 2019 intends to fill this gap.

The Workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the effects of social protection on social cohesion.

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Francesco Burchi
Markus Loewe
Daniele Malerba
Christoph Strupat

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04.12.2019 bis 05.12.2019

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn

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