3 August 2021 

GIZ, World Bank Group, SPACE, IPC-IG 

This virtual seminar provided conceptual clarity on the interconnections between decentralization, localization, and adaptive social protection. Further, it presented international experiences on delivering ASP in practice highlighting the challenges for adequate arrangements to achieve opportune decision-making and coordinated solutions in a decentralization and localization context. 

The event was devised to: 

  1. Provide a deeper understanding of how decentralization, localization, and social protection relate to each other and derive implications for the design of adaptive social protection systems;   
  2. Showcase concrete and operational country experiences on the challenges and opportunities for good governance in the delivery of social protection in the context of decentralization and localization. 

The framing presentation of the event built on a study currently developed by Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19 – Expert advice helpline (SPACE), followed by two country case presentations. Here, the experiences of the World Bank’s Auxilio Emergencial Program in Brazil and the case of the Philippines in decentralization and localization efforts for the provision of social protection in response to COVID-19 were presented.    

This was the second session of the ASPects Practice Exchange on Adaptive Social Protection Webinar Series and within this framework is particularly related to Building Block 1 “Institutional arrangements and partnerships” of the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection framework. 


  • Andrew Wyatt, SPACE    

  • Tiago Falcão, World Bank Consultant 

  • Vilma Cabrera, former undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippines 

Moderator:Emily Wylde, SPACE


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Registrants: 306


Attendees: 129


Youtube views: 415

(until august/2022)