About Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihoods
The Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihoods (SPSL) project is part of the Laos-Australia Rural Livelihoods Program (LARLP). SPSL is funded by the Australian Government under an agreement with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, with the principle goal of increasing the economic security and resilience of poor women and men in rural areas: through greater and inclusive access to social protection and enabling them to establish more sustainable livelihoods.
SPSL promotes and applies social protection as a tool to reduce poverty, increase equality and achieve inclusive growth in Lao PDR. The project aims to:
- build knowledge and awareness of social protection
- strengthen the Government’s social protection capacity
- help establish sustainable livelihoods for 1200 poor families
- demonstrate the effectiveness of productive asset transfer schemes
- provide poor rural families, in particular women, with greater and inclusive access to social protection, financial services and opportunities to generate income
The SPSL project initiatives and outcomes will be reinforced by a gender engagement and inclusion strategy to ensure equality and equity for women, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities.
Senior Social Protection Specialist
Resilient Livelihoods Specialist
Social Development Specialist
Management Information Specialist