Nigeria must establish a social assistance/security system that caters to vulnerable members of society such as the extremely poor and the disabled.
Dr. Bazlul Khondker is an economist, specialising in econometric modelling and social security.
Charles Knox-Vydmanov, of HelpAge International, argues that by conceptualising those living in poverty as a static group known as 'the poor', the reality of poverty and vulnerabil
In our 15th Perspective, Nicholas Freeland uses Shakespeare’s depiction of the seven ages of man to explore the vulnerabilities at each stage of the life-course.
The term, “the poor”, is stigmatising and has connotations of “less-worth”, making social security conditional on changes of behaviour.
The Just KIDDing blog is Dr. Stephen Kidd’s take on key issues in social policy in international development.
In our 14th Perspective, Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Advisor, discusses why the term ‘graduation’ should be eliminated from international development discourse.
Pooja Bhatia is a journalist for Ozy, where a version of this article originally appeared.
Rebecca Calder and Karishma Huda discuss how education is seen as one of the main pathways out of poverty for adolescent girls, but it is often the very thing denied to them.
Nicholas Freeland, a Senior Social Policy Specialist, criticises a report written about a two year pilot social protection scheme in Morocco and how an unconditional transfer becam
This blog is written by Fareeha Ibrahim, who works on food security and rural development for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
The Just KIDDing blog is Dr.
Stephen Kidd argues that the debates on targeting are essentially ideological, and we need to rethink the way in which we approach the issue.
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