Workshop on “Social protection for social cohesion”

Event Type

Bonn, 04.12.2019 until 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, which took place at the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) on 4-5 December 201,  intended to fill this gap.

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Francesco Burchi
Markus Loewe
Daniele Malerba
Christoph Strupat

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Event information

04.12.2019 until 05.12.2019


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

Related Project

Social Cohesion in Africa