Pension or disability assistance: an unfair choice in Georgia?
When COVID-19 restrictions were first put in place in spring 2020, the Government of Georgia provided aid to different groups. Unfortunately, this was done in a way which left many people out – in particular, penalising older people with disabilities, a particularly vulnerable group who face not only non-working, no-income years, but also the additional costs that come with living with a disability.
Challenging misassumptions behind policymaking: “Women’s participation in social safety net programmes increases their agency and influence”
Anasuya Sengupta, Senior Social Policy Specialist and Holly Seglah, Social Policy Officer at Development Pathways, further debunk the notion that women’s participation in social safety net programmes increases their agency and influence.
Challenging misassumptions behind policymaking: “Cash transfers empower women”
Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at University College London, debunks the notion that "cash transfers empower women".
Conducting a situation analysis of children and adolescents for the State of Palestine
Development Pathways is supporting UNICEF is conducting a situation analysis of children and adolescents in the State of Palestine.
Gender analysis to inform Indonesia’s COVID-19 response
In collaboration with UNICEF Indonesia, we are conducting a comprehensive mixed-method gender study. The study will identify bottlenecks and barriers and reproduce gender inequalities.
Empowering children with disabilities and families through social protection and care in East Asia and the Pacific
We are supporting UNICEF and partners to engage in meaningful dialogue on social protection support reform for children with disabilities and families in East Asia and the Pacific.
“In Georgia, an older person with disabilities has to choose to receive either a disability benefit OR an old-age pension.” But they face a lack of income from not working into old age AND the additional costs of living with a disability 🤷♀️ https://t.co/1KCwSBMwMZ
Non-take-up of social protection is a major barrier to tackling poverty, emphasized @srpoverty during his presentation to the @UN_HRC. UNICEF welcomes efforts to address this issue –including adopting a universal approach, removing conditions, and enhancing the benefit amounts. https://t.co/yQBOm0ZTuw
@DevPathways Jun 27
Our team were keen to share this recent @ilo blog. Grace says the key point was that #SocialProtection poverty targeting doesn’t work for everyone. Our 'Hit and miss' paper explains more about the issues caused by targeting. https://t.co/obn5ihjyWc
@DevPathways Jun 24
1/2📝Check out this #blog to learn about targeting in #SocialAssistance programmes! Read: https://t.co/ppPNR5IJar Authors: @RazaviShahra, @csbehrendt, Valeria Nesterenko, Ian Orton, Celine Peyron Bista, Alvaro Ramos Chavez, @HelmutSchw, @PlazaStern & Veronika Wodsak, @ILO
@DevPathways Jun 24
Uzbekistan digitalises its social protection system to remove barriers to access
Last week, the social protection single registry was handed over to the Ministry of Finance...
Our commitments at the Global Disability Summit 2022
To mark the 2022 Global Disability Summit today, we are making five commitments to people with disabilities.
Upcoming webinar: Exploring economic and fiscal constraints and possibilities
On 8 February at 11am GMT, the Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) in the MENA region is holding the webinar 'Inclusive social security: exploring economic and fiscal constraints and possibilities'.
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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.
In designing cash transfer programmes, we generate practical and feasible solutions and take a rights-based approach. We have global experience in the technical and operational design of cash transfers, building blocks towards inclusive life-cycle social protection.
We install, manage and maintain management information system databases. Our MISs put people first, giving full information on entitlements. And they’re built to last, provided with source code and strengthened client capability.
We support nations to measure intervention impacts and track progress towards the global goals. Our work spans evaluability assessments, theories of change, monitoring frameworks, data collection and survey analysis, and mixed methods to evaluate programmes.
Our comparative advantage in training officials and practitioners stems from combining extensive practical experience with up-to date evidence. As part of global social protection discussions, we provide fresh perspectives and broader options.