Guinea Bissau

Integrated Policy

Building Resilience in Guinea-Bissau through a Shock-Responsive Social Protection System

Today, less than 5% of public and private sector workers have access to social insurance. The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of national institutions to develop, implement, finance and deliver a shock-responsive social protection system. This will include the design of a financing framework and the outline of a registry system and testing delivery mechanisms through the implementation of a pilot non-contributory emergency social protection scheme in three target vulnerable regions.


The programme will address the fragmentation of the existing social protection programmes, and do so through inclusive and participatory planning processes, involving all stakeholders. The programme will support the design of a policy framework with clearly defined priorities, grounded on the principles of national ownership and a systemic understanding of social protection. This will offer a platform for synergies at policy, implementation and accountability levels, resulting in efficiency and effectiveness gains. The programme will also examine options for cash transfer programmes and leverage effective programmes with integrated and complementary interventions, which will be replicated or scaled up.

Quick facts

Total budget:
US $958,400

Total Funding:
US $958,400

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National Partners:


January, 2022 to December, 2023 (24 months)