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PUBLICATIONS

The reports we have published and contributed to steer the debate and clients’ thinking. We publish our own Working Papers and shorter Pathways’ Perspectives and support clients to produce major reports


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Who contributes? Re-thinking “Non-contributory” within a citizenship paradigm

Our Senior Social Policy Specialist Shea McClanahan challenges us to broaden our perspective on what it means to contribute and, by extension, to deserve social protection.

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What has the Covid-19 crisis taught us about social protection?

In our latest Pathways Perspective, Stephen Kidd and Daisy Sibun reflect on some of the key lessons we have learnt about social protection in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Why are human rights considerations fundamental to inclusive and lifecycle social protection systems?

Senior Social Protection Specialist Alexandra Barrantes delves into the importance of a human rights-based approach to Social Protection, framing social protection debates and policy decisions around entitlements rather than charity or handouts. 

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The effectiveness of the graduation approach: what does the evidence tell us?

Stephen Kidd and Diloá Athias critically assess what the evidence tells us about the effectiveness of the Graduation approach.

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The Social Protection Flaw – or how not to win fiscal space for entitlements

The many disadvantages to poverty-targeted social protection include the fact that they never become entitlements that attract popular demand and the financial backing of governments, writes Nicholas Freeland, independent consultant. Freeland highlights...

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Are you designing social protection schemes from a charity or a citizenship paradigm?

Social protection is not always beneficial and popular. A way of predicting whether a programme will have positive impacts and be supported by voters is to identify whether it falls...

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Anti-Social Registries: how a database excludes many from social protection

A craze sweeping the social protection world for Social Registries is systematically depriving some of the world’s poorest not only of social protection but also of access to vital services. So argues our...

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Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological Confusion

Development Pathways is pleased to share our latest Pathways’ Perspective, Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological Confusion, by Richard Chirchir and Shez Farooq. Richard Chirchir and Shez Farooq seek...

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Zambia’s Katete Universal Pension

In “If you only have dust in your hands then friends are far; when they are full they come closer”: An Examination of the impacts of Zambia’s Katete universal pension,...

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Disability Benefit Database

 

Our unique Disability Benefits Database has relaunched!

The database provides a global overview of social protection schemes for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, including transfer levels and number of recipients. It is regularly updated and if you have any information on schemes, contact us by clicking here.