25 May 2021

GIZ, World Bank, IPC-IG

The use of social protection systems in managing covariate shocks is usually framed conceptually under the term “Adaptive Social Protection” (ASP). Whereas conceptual approaches to Adaptive Social Protection exist, its practical operationalization and learnings from the field, are not sufficiently distilled, built on and shared among the sectors and actors involved.

Against this background, the Global Program “Social Protection Innovation and Learning” (SPIL) applies a multi-stakeholder strategy to disseminating, implementing and developing the ASP concept via three interrelated areas of action. In one of them, SPIL fosters global knowledge exchange through a series of webinars bringing together practitioners to share and exchange perspectives on ASP.

This first webinar started off with a presentation on the ASP Building Blocks analytical framework as developed by World Bank, and featured voices from practitioners in civil society, academia, international community, and state to comment on the conceptual ASP approach by sharing their concrete experiences.


  • Christian Bodewig, World Bank
  • Ahmad Hamad Abuhaidar, Jordan Ministry of Social Development
  • Sarah Bailey, WFP
  • Ben Hayes, AWO

Discussants: Silke Staab, UN Women

Moderator: Ralf Radermacher, GIZ

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 326


Attendees: 141


Youtube views: 264

(until august/2021)