Inclusion of Refugees in Government Social Protection Systems in Africa

With 76% of refugees in situations of protracted displacement and with less than 1% realising a durable solution1 inclusion in strategic government systems such as social protection represents a pragmatic way to bridge emergency assistance and durable solutions. This study examines the nature of inclusion of refugees in government social protection programmes and related COVID-19 responses in eight countries in Africa. This is done in order to better understand the enabling factors regulating refugee access and how these factors can be supported through policy and programming.