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
Development Pathways is pleased to share the paper ‘Uganda’s Senior Citizen’s Grant: A success story from the heart of Africa‘ by Stephen Kidd.
Development Pathways is pleased to share our latest Pathways’ Perspective: ‘Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological Confusion‘ by
The concept of a universal basic income is, somewhat surprisingly, receiving renewed attention from the Indian government.
Bolsa Família is often promoted as a model of good practice for social protection programmes in the developing world.
On Wednesday 21st September 2016, we heard the apparently joyous news that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and World Bank had launched the Global Partnership for Univer
In recent decades, Vietnam’s social protection system has grown, but remains imbalanced, with most benefits continuing to reach the better-off, rather than the majority of the popu
Development Pathways is pleased to share a new report, “Child Wellbeing and Social Security in Georgia: The Case for Moving to a More Inclusive National Social Security System”, p
At Development Pathways, we like to please everyone.
‘The World Bank do not like having conditions imposed on them: so why impose them on others?’
This is our first Pathways’ Perspectives of the year! It looks at the results from a
In this blog, Olivia Woxell challenges the current direction of development and its focus on economic growth.
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