Social Protection in Africa

Social protection, particularly income security, demonstrably improves the position of the poorest people in Africa. The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) believes that Dutch involvement in social protection programmes is most successful when it is part of a multilateral effort and takes account of local conditions. There is no point in the Netherlands participating in social protection initiatives if locally there is a lack of political will, stability or trust between citizens and their government. To make long-term funding possible, the AIV also recommends that the Netherlands press internationally for combating tax avoidance.