Uganda’s Senior Citizen’s Grant: A success story from the heart of Africa

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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.

In this paper Development Pathways’ Stephen Kidd discusses the success of Uganda’s Senior Citizens’ Grant (SCG), with evidence from the evaluation of the programme. The SCG, a Government of Uganda collaboration with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Irish Aid, ...

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Social Assistance in Vietnam: Review and Proposals for Reform 

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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 population. Therefore, we are pleased to share Social Assistance in Vietnam: Review and Proposals for Reform which provides an overview of Vietnam’s national social protection system. It was prepared by ...

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Social exclusion and access to social protection schemes

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We’re pleased to share an important new paper by Stephen Kidd, examining the links between social exclusion and access to social protection. The paper is an essential read for those seeking to develop more inclusive social protection policies and schemes and has been funded and published by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Based on a wide range of international evidence, it ...

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Child Well-being and Social Security in Georgia: The Case for Moving to a More Inclusive National Social Security System

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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”, published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and authored by Stephen Kidd and Bjorn Gelders.

The report presents innovative new analysis on income dynamics and movements into and out of poverty using data from a representative panel survey that tracked the same households over ...

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Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance

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Development Pathways is pleased to share a new publication, ‘Child-sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance’, launched today in the presence of the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Rosy Akbar, UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr. Karen Allen, and other high-ranking government officials and development partners. It is the first ...

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Establishing Comprehensive National Old Age Pension Systems

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Development Pathways is pleased to share a new publication, ‘Establishing Comprehensive National Old Age Pension Systems”.  KfW Development Bank commissioned Stephen Kidd through Development Pathways for this paper which describes and explains the policy options available to developing countries committed to offering universal pension coverage and maximising the incomes of older people. Because the absence of pensions causes significant challenges ...

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The design and management of cash transfer programmes: an overview

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Development Pathways is pleased to share a new publication, ‘The design and management of cash transfer programmes: an overview’.  KfW Development Bank commissioned Stephen Barrett and Stephen Kidd through Development Pathways for this paper. This paper describes and explains the operations of cash transfer schemes, outlining good practice in the design processes required to operationalize policy-level design principles. It describes the four key components comprising ...

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Single registries and integrated MISs: De-mystifying data and information management concepts

Development Pathways is pleased to share the paper, ‘Single registries and integrated MISs: De-mystifying data and information management concepts’.  The paper was authored by Richard Chirchir, of Development Pathways, and Valentina Barca, of OPM, as part of the wider research commissioned by Australia’s Department of Foreign Aid and Trade on Single Registries and Unified  Databases. 

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Social Protection: An Effective and Sustainable Investment in Developing Countries

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KfW has published a paper, authored by Development Pathways’  Stephen Kidd, titled ‘Social Protection: an effective and sustainable investment in developing countries’. In recent years, social protection has increasingly played a key role in the social and economic policy of developing countries. The paper details some of the impacts of tax-financed social protection schemes ...

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Good Practice in the Development of Management Information Systems for Social Protection

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In recent years, social protection has moved rapidly up the policy agenda in developing countries. Debates on the design of social protection schemes, however, are often dominated by ideological discussions, such as whether to introduce conditions. Less attention is given to implementation challenges and the demands placed on countries’ administrative systems.

Management information systems (MISs) are core to the design of social protection ...

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes – Their Relevance For Nepal

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Compared to countries with a similar level of economic development, Nepal is doing very well in terms of its commitment to social protection. Programmes such as the Senior Citizens’ Allowance, Single Women’s Allowance, Disability Allowance and the recently introduced Child Protection Grant have the potential to transform lives across Nepal as well as support economic growth.

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Assessing Targeting Options for Nepal’s Social Grants – What Does The Evidence Tell Us?

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For several years, the Government of Nepal and development partners have been working together to develop a stronger evidence base to inform thinking about social protection policy and support the implementation and scale up of social protection interventions. In 2009, a National Steering Committee on Social Protection (NSC-SP) was formed ...

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