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Global Summit produces commitments to extend social protection coverage for persons with disabilities

The UK’s Department for International Development has hailed the commitments yielded by the Global Disability Summit to advance the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide. Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary...

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Fresh evidence published as Summit gathers to endorse social protection for economic empowerment

23rd July: The first ever Global Disability Summit convenes this week to endorse social protection as a tool for the economic empowerment of disabled people. As delegates gather on London,...

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Universal basic income only advances equity through progressive financing, says ILO

A universal basic income needs progressive financing, not taxing households or depriving them of social benefits, the International Labour Organisation says in a new report on UBI options, including for low-income nations.

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IMF urged to re-think loan conditions that hit social protection spending

4th July: Development Pathways joins over 50 groups in writing to the IMF to ask that it re-think the conditions that it applies to loans that reduce spending on social protection and other investments in people.

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President Kenyatta launches Kenya’s national payment to new Inua Jamii 70+ programme recipients

4th June 2018: President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the national payment to the 70 years and above new Inua Jamii  70+ programme recipients, following the enrolment of over half a million...

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Kenya commits to further increasing social protection investment, Development Pathways flags funding priorities

22nd March 2018: Development Pathways has set out priorities for Kenya’s social protection sector review, as the Government moves to increase investment in programmes. Our Senior Social Policy Specialist Stephen...

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Persons with a disability not sharing in increased prosperity as focus shifts to social protection

12th March 2018: Persons with a disability are losing ground and not sharing in the increased prosperity of many developing countries. This is according to the findings of a new...

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Cash transfers play bigger role in humanitarian contexts

5th March 2018: Global spending on cash and vouchers in humanitarian contexts reached an estimated $2.8bn in 2016, according to the latest State of the World’s Cash report. The Cash...

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Insight into older people’s experiences of accessing pensions revealed

1st March 2018: Today HelpAge International launches a refreshed version of its Pension Watch website. The site now includes citizen-generated data in a section on voice and accountability. The idea...

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