The Government of Kenya made a landmark decision in 2017 to provide a basic monthly pension income to its older citizens over the age of 70 years.
Kenya’s Social Protection Secretariat has highlighted new evidence showing the need for a child benefit for Kenyan children.
Social protection systems are among the key policy instruments that policy-makers have at their disposal to address inequalities and advance social inclusion.
I recently had the pleasure of working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) on a year-long project on poverty and
How can social protection practitioners become better at enabling citizens to raise grievances and hold government officials to account?
Development Pathways, DFID, Age Internation
All those supporting inclusive social protection will be sad to hear that, in the past couple of months, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia have both lost out to the International Monetary Fu
The final report of our research into how and when social accountability initiatives to hold social protection officials to account through citizen engagement work is formally laun
“Social protection is for all us… any one of us can slip into vulnerability.”
Social protection schemes are often implemented in contexts characterised by weak accountability of government officials to citizens.
Get your inner nerd out! The World Bank has launched a competition to help them better predict a households’ poverty status based on easy-to-collect information and machine learnin
The World Bank’s competition to develop a tool for poverty-targeting, with a top prize of US$6,000, comes after decades of work and millions of dollars of investment by the W
The protection of privacy in large scale social protection programmes in low-income countries is rightly under the spotlight at this time, and this demands an effective response fr
This year’s Davos there is a bigger spotlight than ever on inequality, but whilst the rhetoric is changing, I am struck by how entrenched assumptions and perceptions about po
The use of proxy means-tests in social protection defies human rights and makes no economic sense, so nations must instead investigate options for implementing an inclusive social
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 governmen
Widespread protests in Iran have followed continued decline in real incomes in the country.
In April 2018, a new law will enter into force in Kyrgyzstan which abolishes its main poor relief scheme and replaces it with a system of universal child benefits.
Here’s a curious tale about two very different forms of social protection: one is much loved by researchers, the media and donors, but its charms are debatable; the other is too of
STARTING my job at Development Pathways a year ago meant an important change in my career: I started conducting much more (‘raw’) data analysis than I had ever done before.
2017 has been a busy year for Development Pathways.
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