blog iconUniversal child benefits: The curious case of Mongolia

Up to now, Mongolia has been famous for Genghis Khan, nomadic herders and grand wrestling competitions in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. But, it can now add to its list of fame that it is the only developing nation to introduce universal child benefits! Worldwide, close to one in seven...

blog iconGeorgia introduces a new child benefit, strengthening its commitment to an inclusive lifecycle approach to social security

In May 2015, Georgia introduced a major change to its social security system, establishing a child benefit for the poorest 35% of children aged up to 16 years of age nationwide, around 260,000 in total. Georgia already leads the way among developing countries with regard to tax-financed social security, investing...

News IconWork gets underway on a new cash transfer for children of Angola

4th October 2017: Development Pathways has started working on the design of a new cash transfer for children aged 0-5 for UNICEF Angola, on behalf of the Government of Angola....

Publication IconThe Ages of Man: Shakespeare and social protection through the life-course

In our 15th Perspective, Nicholas Freeland uses Shakespeare’s depiction of the seven ages of man to explore the vulnerabilities at each stage of the life-course. He proposes that an inclusive...

News IconKenya commits to further increasing social protection investment, Development Pathways flags funding priorities

22nd March 2018: Development Pathways has set out priorities for Kenya’s social protection sector review, as the Government moves to increase investment in programmes. Our Senior Social Policy Specialist Stephen...

Publication IconChild wellbeing and social security in Georgia: the case for moving to a more inclusive national social security system

This UNICEF paper examines a range of options for increasing the impacts of the national social security system on children. It suggests that if Georgia is considering extending the Child...

Publication IconInclusive lifecycle social security: An option for Uganda?

Inclusive lifecycle social security: an option for Uganda? considers the feasibility and likely effects of introducing a comprehensive social protection system in the low-income country. The report, available for download below, for...

blog iconFree at last! Kyrgyzstan’s liberation from poor relief, with universal social security for children

In April 2018, a new law will enter into force in Kyrgyzstan which abolishes its main poor relief scheme and replaces it with a system of universal child benefits. This is a major step forward in Kyrgyzstan’s attempt to build an inclusive, lifecycle social protection system, since the nation already...

Our Work IconPinpointing routes to child well-being and social security in Georgia

Georgia has made impressive progress in tackling poverty among children, with the child poverty rate falling from one in five to less than one in three from 2009 to 2013....

Publication IconChildren in Indonesia: An analysis of poverty, mobility and multidimensional deprivation

This Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) report provides estimates of monetary child poverty, poverty dynamics and welfare mobility, and multidimensional child deprivation. It also presents results from a micro-simulation...