The Palanhar Plus Approach: Strengthening a Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children in Dungarpur, Rajasthan

Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) is a Save the Children initiative aiming to reduce vulnerability and poverty of children by ensuring that social protection measures lead to meaningful investment in children. CSSP is a ‘social protection plus’ approach, meaning that cash or other social protection benefits flowing to households are not enough to enhance children’s well-being, parents and other caregivers must be encouraged to invest in and care for children.

Hence, the CSSP project in Dungarpur, India, is based on a set of interventions that include improving access to social protection; enhancing sensitivity towards children’s development needs and rights with parents, caregivers and other key adults; and advocate with government to improve social protection programming for orphaned or vulnerable children. 

Published 2015-04-10

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