Through SoSuRe (Social Support for Resilience), the EU is engaged in reducing poverty and enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi. SoSuRe provides funding for social cash transfers targeting ultrapoor households with very limited labour capacity. It also invests in strengthening national social protection systems in Malawi for enhanced support to social protection beneficiaries, sustainable financing of social protection services and more effective responses to shocks.
Improvements of the social support system will help it deliver more effective shock responses, with social protection systems that can be expanded in response to crisis. For instance, by providing top-ups to social cash transfer beneficiaries affected by floods. This is complemented by additional support to social cash transfer beneficiary households with resilience interventions, helping the most vulnerable groups recover from crisis, facilitating the phasing out of humanitarian assistance and building long-term food and nutrition security.