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 discusses how social exclusion is a key factor in explaining the poor quality of programmes targeted at those living in extreme poverty. It also examines the barriers faced by people experiencing social exclusion when attempting to access social protection schemes. However, the paper also proposes strategies and initiatives to improve the access of the socially excluded from social protection schemes, outlining a range of experiences from across developing countries.
You can access the paper here.
Of course, strong operational systems are also essential if social exclusion is to be effectively tackled in the implementation of social protection schemes. Therefore, we’d like to share with you a short paper describing Development Pathways’ experience and expertise in the development of Management Information Systems (MISs) for social protection, which is led by our Senior MIS Specialist, Richard Chirchir. You can access the paper here.