An inclusive child grant of 500Ksh per child per month would help realise the right to an adequate standard of living and the right to social protection for all Kenyans.
What do you do when your most important poverty measurement tool on a poverty outreach programme looks as if it is not working? Guest blogger Julie Lawson-McDowall writes.
Social accountability initiatives that aim to engage citizens over South African social security entitlements have not strengthened the state-society relationship.
A World Bank policy review has risks both for employment rights and the right to social protection, warns Peter Bakvis.
As crises spread across the globe combined with increasing pressure on funding, the question of how best to target aid has entered the humanitarian world in a big way.
The right to social protection must be upheld if the sustainable development goals are to be met, a new video by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia, Extending Social Pr
The State of Social Safety Nets 2018
With great fanfare, the World Bank recently released its 2018 The State of Social Safety Nets report.
Nations in the Asia-Pacific region should take a step-by-step approach to building universal social protection schemes to avoid excluding over 40% of people living in poverty who s
An online platform supporting countries in Asia and the Pacific to build inclusive social protection systems Development Pathways contributed to is launched today.
Social accountability initiatives in two local areas in Ethiopia contributed to improvements in the service delivery of a social protection programme and state-society relations.
The increasing role the World Bank and the IMF play in shaping national social protection policies is under the spotlight in a new Bretton Woods Project publication written by our
What can a 19th Century work of literary nonsense teach us about global social protection debates? To mark April Fools’ Day, our guest blogger Nicholas Freeland suggests that
How can citizens better hold social protection officials to account and ensure that they can understand their entitlements? Our research project on social accountability in social
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
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