Poor targeting: a response to Pathways’ paper on how best to reach those in poverty
Nicholas Freeland Sometimes in life there are things that you know, instinctively, to be true;...
All work and no pay: The invisibilisation of women’s labour in public works programmes
Anasuya Sengupta On International Women’s Day, I want to bring attention to a silent scandal...
Questioning women’s role as the sole recipients of benefits: contrasting evidence on gender-sensitive social protection programming
Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia In the midst of speaking to families benefitting from various social assistance schemes...
Uncovering the case for an inclusive child benefit to allow Uzbekistan to flourish
Uzbekistan is a youthful country, with a third of the population aged 17 or less....
Informing the design and development of a new, integrated management information system for China’s cash transfers
Developing an integrated management information system is a vital component for building a comprehensive national...
Improving global monitoring of the achievement of the SDGs for persons with disabilities
There are considerable monitoring efforts to determine overall worldwide progress towards the achievement of the...
"I have always felt that poverty targeting, in all its forms, is a fundamentally flawed approach to deliver social protection… This new paper provides incontrovertible proof." Poverty targeting does not work. The programs that best help the poor are universal. #BasicIncome https://t.co/44QHprA5xc
@scottsantens Yes, it cannot be said to work if in every case reviewed around half or more of those programmes themselves deem eligible are excluded from support. We need to be very evidence-led if we wish to tackle poverty.
Fantastic - @stephensackur on @BBCHARDtalk asks @KGeorgieva some hard questions about WB support for poverty targeting of #socialprotection, referencing work by @JustKIDDing_DP and @DevPathways: https://t.co/bayxo06yqX
@rasmusjs @stephensackur @BBCHARDtalk @KGeorgieva @JustKIDDing_DP Yes! Good that our evidence has an impact, with the failure of targeting raised at the highest levels! Also good the World Bank acknowledges the need to learn when programmes are failing.
World Bank under fire over poverty-targeted schemes after global review of the evidence
The Interim President of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, has been challenged by the BBC...
Poverty targeted schemes could face legal challenges, warns former UN Special Rapporteur
If countries continue to use targeted social protection schemes that fail to reach those in...
Revealed: poverty targeting excludes 44–97% of those it aims to reach
Is accurate targeting the Holy Grail of social protection? Unfortunately, the damning record of exclusion...
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We provide evidence-based policy and strategic advice on social and economic challenges to Governments, international organisations, and other development partners. We support social development and work on ageing, child rights, gender, disability and in humanitarian contexts.
We develop evidence on poverty, vulnerability and on humanitarian issues, and solutions to address them. Our analyses are always grounded in data and innovative methodologies. They inform policy dialogue and help shape social and economic programmes.
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