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Child Sensitive Social Protection in south Rajasthan, India, Project Brief 2020

Dungarpur is a small poverty-struck tribal district in south Rajasthan, India, where malnutrition, child labour, school dropout, and lack of appropriate care are some of the challenges that children face early in life which negatively affect their long-term physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Household poverty and limited quality of education and health services entwine with adverse social norms and practices preventing children from developing to their full potential. With the advent of COVID-19, the situation of children is further deteriorating.

To address chronic child poverty as well as poverty induced by household shocks such as sudden loss of income, health issues, and marital breakdown, Save the Children embarked on a Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) initiative in Dungarpur in 2011 to improve the development prospects of poor and vulnerable children.

This brief summarizes the approaches and achievements of a Child Sensitive Social Protection Protection (CSSP) project in south Rajasthan, India.

Published 2020-12-02