About Us

We are the leading consultancy in designing and developing social protection systems – one fundamental way that governments can guard people from poverty and vulnerability.

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Our story

A British-Kenyan company, we’ve advised on and delivered inclusive programming for governments and multilaterals globally since 2010.

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Software development

Our developers code custom-built management information systems for social protection registries.

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Working with governments

We aid governments in enhancing their social protection systems by developing policies and strengthening pre-existing systems.

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Our findings and perspectives

Creative thinking grounded in evidence and rooted in countries' realities.

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BLOGS

22/05/2024

Closing the Life Cycle Gaps: The Case for Universal Social Protection in Bangladesh

In this blog, Fazley Elahi Mahmud discusses Bangladesh’s National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) and its...

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15/04/2024

Nourishing our future: Exploring the importance of tackling childhood malnutrition

In Part 2 of our series on nutrition, Olivia Claxton reads into the potential consequences...

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05/04/2024

The Global Malnutrition Crisis: A Tragic Failure to Protect Our Children

This World Health Day, we introduce the first part of a blog series on Nutrition...

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Latest Publications

Brief 2: Multi-tiered, comprehensive, social security systems: a brief description

In our second briefing paper, Stephen Kidd discusses the evolution of multi-tiered social security systems...

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Protection + prevention + promotion = policy paralysis

In this issue of Pathways’ Perspectives, Nicholas Freeland critiques the Transformative Social Protection (TSP) framework’s...

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📢 Applications are now open for our 2024 Krystle Kabare #Scholarship! The scholarship offers the chance for Kenyan nationals with disabilities to study a fully-funded Master’s degree at @uonbi.

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https://www.krystlekabarescholarship.org

#Education #Inclusion #Scholarship

We often talk about an inclusive, life-cycle approach to social security. From UCBs and a universal old age pension to universal disability benefits and unemployment insurance, Oman sets a great example.

Read more here: https://www.ilo.org/resource/article/far-reaching-reforms-oman-set-new-benchmark-social-protection-region

Can Bangladesh afford a universal social approach to social protection? @mahmud_fazley argues that it can - through a phased strategy and budget restructuring.

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@JustKIDDing_DP @rasmusjs @Shiringul @SP_Gateway @SocProtection

The @WorldBank approach to social protection falls far short. In #IDA21, CSOs call for:
✅Support to realize the right to social security
✅Replace focus on poverty-targeting w universal systems
✅Support strong publ systems
#SocialSecurityForAll @Act_Svk
https://www.socialprotectionfloorscoalition.org/2024/06/statement-to-ida21-third-replenishment-meeting-in-nepal/

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OUR WORK SNAPSHOTS

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Pacific Islands

Partnerships for Social Protection

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Tunisia

Developing a Comprehensive National Social Protection Systems and Reforms Country Profile for Tunisia

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Malawi

Developing a Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Operational Framework (NSSP-OF) for the Government of Malawi

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POLICY ADVICE

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.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

We develop custom-built management information systems for social protection schemes. Our team understands the code as well as the context, so that we can take our clients through the whole journey – from design, all the way to user training and support.

DATA & RESEARCH

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.

PROGRAMME DESIGN

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.

INCLUSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION TRAINING

Convincing policymakers and development partners to invest in inclusive, lifecycle social protection can be challenging.

EVALUATION

We support governments and their development partners to monitor and evaluate their policies in order to accurately measure impacts and accountably track progress towards national and global goals.