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 report of its kind on social protection and children in a Pacific Island country.
UNICEF and Fiji’s Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation commissioned Development Pathways to carry out the assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance, a national scheme that provides monthly cash transfers and food vouchers to children in vulnerable and low-income families. The report examines key policy and design issues, the implementation and management of the operational cycle of the scheme, and its impact on the well-being of children. The report also presents recommendations and options for reforming and expanding Fiji’s national social security system.