The IPC-IG and UNICEF are conducting a series of projects and knowledge exchanges in the Maghreb region
The IPC-IG, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is carrying out four different projects in the Maghreb region—Africa’s Northwest, which covers countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya.
The first project consists of conducting a peer review and providing technical support to the panel survey of beneficiary households and the evaluation of the program “Investing in Children's Human Capital through a Sustainable and Inclusive Social Protection System” in Tunisia.
The second project aims at facilitating the South-South Learning Initiative between Latin American, Sub-Saharan and Maghreb countries, in partnership with the World Bank and the Agence Française de Développement.
A series of five closed webinars called “Social Protection Reforms: South-South and Triangular Cooperation Initiative within the Maghreb” is being organised by the IPC-IG. The goal is (1) to support reflection and facilitate decision-making in Morocco and Tunisia in a context of economic recovery following the impacts of COVID-19, and (2) support structural reforms of social protection aiming universal coverage. The first webinar was held on 12 July, highlighting the main issues related to the financing of social protection around the world, focusing on the Global South and on the Brazilian experience.
The third project consists of leading the preliminary phase of “Evaluation of the relevance, coherence, equity, effectiveness and efficiency of national social protection programs in Algeria that are linked to the realisation of the rights of children and adolescents”. During this phase, the IPC-IG is reviewing available documents and micro-data to determine the feasibility of the evaluation and adjust its terms of reference accordingly. The goal is also to prepare the main government sectors to participate in the evaluation and adhere to its approach, as well as to identify the research opportunities and methodological limits.
The fourth and last project seeks to prepare a roadmap for the development of a national social protection policy in Libya, which includes the mapping of national stakeholders, legal frameworks and social protection programmes. The roadmap includes a consultative process with national stakeholders to identify the preferred definition of social protection and the main challenges and priorities for the social protection sector.
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