To provide creative, evidence-based and context-specific solutions to the social and economic challenges faced by nations and citizens around the world.


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We provide evidence-based policy and strategic advice on social and economic challenges to Governments, international organisations, and other development partners. We support social development and work on ageing, child rights, gender, disability and in humanitarian contexts.


We develop evidence on poverty, vulnerability and on humanitarian issues, and solutions to address them. Our analyses are always grounded in data and innovative methodologies. They inform policy dialogue and help shape social and economic programmes.


In designing cash transfer programmes, we generate practical and feasible solutions and take a rights-based approach. We have global experience in the technical and operational design of cash transfers, building blocks towards inclusive life-cycle social protection.


We install, manage and maintain management information system databases. Our MISs put people first, giving full information on entitlements. And they’re built to last, provided with source code and strengthened client capability.


We support nations to measure intervention impacts and track progress towards the global goals. Our work spans evaluability assessments, theories of change, monitoring frameworks, data collection and survey analysis, and mixed methods to evaluate programmes.


Our comparative advantage in training officials and practitioners stems from combining extensive practical experience with up-to date evidence. As part of global social protection discussions, we provide fresh perspectives and broader options.

Designing and implementing Angola’s first cash transfer for children

In Angola young people and children represent a majority of the population. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that nearly four in ten under-fives suffer from stunting, hindering their cognitive...

Implementing a Master Plan for Social Assistance Reform and Development

Low numbers of people are currently covered by Vietnam’s existing fragmented social assistance system. Only 10 per cent of households had access to a transfer, and more than two-thirds of those living in the worst poverty received no transfers at all, according to the latest available figures.

Inua Jamii 70+ social pension Kenya

Securing smooth operations across social protection programmes

A need was identified to harmonise and consolidate the operations of social protection programmes in Kenya as part of the implementation of a new National Social Protection Policy. The Cash...

Designing and delivering an innovative social transfers training course

Development Pathways successfully designed and delivered an innovative social transfers training course that used a range of learning methodologies. The course focused on practical design and implementation issues within Uganda’s...

Expanding Social Protection Uganda

Expanding Social Protection in Uganda by implementing a pilot and making the case

Many Ugandan households do not have regular, basic incomes and are exposed to a range of vulnerabilities, including food and livelihood insecurity. Before the start of the Expanding Social Protection project, Uganda had a number of social protection schemes in place. However, these were often inadequate and failed to reach many of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable.

Persons with disabilities

Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities

Globally, over one billion people live with a disability. More than seven in ten are not supported by social protection programmes. Yet access to social protection is a basic right...

Hunger Safety Net Programme

Building capacity for an effective Hunger Safety Net Programme

The Hunger Safety Net Programme provides a safety net for pastoralists living in chronic poverty in the four Kenyan counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir. The programme provides regular,...

Providing a comprehensive picture of child poverty in Indonesia

The purpose of the assignment was to support the Government of Indonesia – through the Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS)- and UNICEF with a comprehensive analysis of child poverty and well-being...

Uganda Refugee Study

Pinpointing refugees’ vulnerability in Uganda and recommending food assistance improvements

Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees from neighbouring countries. Our assignment for WFP involved research to improve the evidence on refugee vulnerability.