COVID-19 and social insurance responses in Latin America
This blog post is based on a partnership between the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNICEF and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) who have been working on the analysis of the social protection responses and COVID-19, with particular focus on social assistance, school feeding programmes, social insurance and labour market, migration and digitalisation of the implementation of the responses.
The vaccine against poverty, inequality and insecurity needs a stronger prescription
The COVID crisis is an opportunity to make the recognition of the role of social protection more permanent, and there is an almost unique opportunity to achieve this.
Calling Marcus Rashford: universal child benefits need you!
Last week, the United Kingdom’s social protection system took yet another big step back towards the 19th Century. The...
Analysing the scope for social protection in Somaliland
In the absence of government-led social protection schemes, Save the Children is piloting a child-sensitive social protection (CSSP) programme in Somaliland. Anh Tran, from Development Pathways, is working with Save the Children to analyse the scope for social protection in Somaliland, building on the CSSP, and providing specific recommendations to lay the foundation for building inclusive social protection schemes in Somaliland, that leave no children behind.
Supporting Myanmar in the development of an integrated Management Information System
Development Pathways, with support of UNICEF Myanmar, is developing an integrated Management Information System (MIS) for the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR).
South Sudan, Gender Situational Analysis to inform safety nets and resilience programming
In partnership with Forcier Consulting, Development Pathways has recently supported the World Food Programme (WFP) South Sudan Country Office in their first major gender research project, leading to lessons learned and recommendations for gender-responsive programming strategy.
#LatinAmerica has been hit hard by #COVID19, with the region experiencing record-breaking economic impacts. Read @lhvargas' blog as he maps out the region's #Socialinsurance response. Read it here 👉https://t.co/HKo4eiEhH8 #Socialprotection #Pandemic @IPC_IG @uniceflac
"Equivalence scales not only influence absolute levels of poverty, but they can also alter the welfare ranking of countries or different population groups within a society." Read more here 👇 https://t.co/VIpArXKmvs #Socialprotection #Olderpersons #Povertyreduction #Data
To illustrate the different equivalence scales, the analysis was carried out using data from national income and expenditure surveys from 32 countries in #Africa and #Asia. Read the paper here: https://t.co/VIpArXKmvs
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A Family Stimulus – Supporting Children, Families and the Economy through the Pandemic
“The UK has in place one of the least generous social security systems in the developed world” warns report titled: A Family Stimulus: Supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic recently released by Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in collaboration with Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Webinar reflections: The social contract and the role of social protection is crucial in building trust in governments – now and beyond COVID-19
Universal social security systems and transfers build trust and show that governments care – this was the message from the Act Church of Sweden and Development Pathways webinar held recently.
Webinar announcement: The social contract and the role of social protection in building trust in government and strengthening the nation-state
This webinar will explore how countries across the Global South could learn from history and use universal social protection to build a virtuous circle of enhanced trust in government, a stronger social contract, and a greater willingness of citizens to pay tax so that they can generate the fiscal space that enables progressive governments, over time, to offer high quality universal public services to all of their citizens.
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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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