The idea of providing a periodic, unconditional cash transfer to all residents of a country – a universal basic income – has rapidly gained traction in recent years.
Alexandra Barrantes is Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways with experience in social protection, poverty reduction, economic, social and cultural rights, and de
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
Peter Bakvis is the director of the Washington office of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which represents 181 million members in 163 countries.
The Government of Indonesia has set out the situation for its 84 million children in order to establish a starting point for tracking action on the Sustainable Development Goals re
Good to see the local government in one Indonesian district reporting on the impacts of an inclusive social protection scheme for the elderly and committing to its continuation.
As a researcher in training, I had the opportunity to participate in a study into the core causes of food, nutrition, and income insecurity in Karamoja, a sub region in the east of
Will the design of a direct cash transfer in Nigeria ensure its ongoing popularity and sustainability? Guest blogger Gbenga Shadare considers the issues.
The global drive to end violence against children is gaining momentum, with Sri Lanka one of the latest countries stepping up to tackle the issue.
Following the increased attention that has been given to ‘Graduation’ programmes in recent years, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth has released a timely
Not too long ago, my colleague, Stephen Kidd, wrote a blog called ‘The debate in the World Bank on the Proxy Means Test hots up: or does it?’ (you can find the blog here).
It has been great to see the response so far to the debate on the proxy means test (PMT); and, as you’ll know from a recent blog by Nick Freeland, the World Bank itself is beginnin
The 31st of March 2017 marked a great step forward for Kenya with the announcement of a social pension for all older persons.
“Will no-one rid me of this troublesome PMT?”[i]
Anyone who has worked in social protection knows that the thorniest issue of all is that of “targeting”.
The Asian Development Bank has just released a new book examining social protection for informal workers in Asia.
(“A prox on both your houses”)[i]
The World Bank has recently – and some would say belatedly – undertaken a critical review of the Proxy Means Test (PMT)[ii], the approach to targe
PMT is a curse! Sisters, you all know that: inescapable, debilitating, emotionally draining, a regular cause of extreme irritability!
But I refer here not to Pre-Menstrual Tension,
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In recent years, the proxy means test (PMT) has become the predominant targeting mechanism for social assistance schemes in developing countries.
Development Pathways is proud to share a new report titled “Global goals for every child: Progress and disparities among children in South Africa”.
When discussing the governance of social protection in developing countries, we usually focus on the Executive Branch institutions and their role in policy development – as well as
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