On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, people are asking: can we end poverty? There is evidence that by investing a fraction of developing countries’ GDP in
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to attend the international conference on Social Protection in contexts of fragility and forced displacement.
This page is a celebration of the life and work of Krystle Kabare, a very popular member of staff absolutely committed to building an effective and comprehensive social protection
October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons, this year about ensuring older people can fully contribute to society.
Juliet Attenborough is a Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways.
There is a book that comes to my mind whenever I think about social work and social services. It’s Long way gone.
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”.
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