Outcomes Livelihoods, Poverty, and Equity

Social protection adequacy



The total social protection benefit amount received by beneficiary households (direct and indirect beneficiaries) as a percentage of beneficiaries’ post-transfer, household wealth. This includes non-contributory social safety nets and contributory social insurance with monetary transfers but excludes safety nets without a monetary transfer and labor market programs.


The adequacy of social protection programs measures the likelihood that social protection intervention will have desired impacts on households’ consumption of healthy diets and on improving the productivity of food production and distribution.