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...

Publication IconChild Poverty in OECD Countries: Lessons for Developing Countries

Child Poverty in OECD Countries: Lessons for Developing Countries by Stephen Kidd is a think piece examining how developed countries have tackled child poverty, and what this might mean for...

News IconImportance of dignity to social protection implementation underlined in Guadalajara

4th September: Academia and international development experts have met in Mexico to discuss the social transformations required to eradicate poverty and significantly reduce inequality within and among countries. Participants discussing...

News IconEvery child with a disability needs to access a disability benefit, says new paper

5th November: Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable children. A disability can throw a child’s family into destitution and often it is the child who is blamed. The...

News IconInclusive social protection will ensure persons with disabilities no longer left behind, event hears

8th November: A shift from social protection as charity to a right is necessary both to tackle stigmatisation of persons with disabilities and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, a London...

blog iconFive things we learnt about poverty dynamics in world’s fourth most populous country

I recently had the pleasure of working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) on a year-long project on poverty and child well-being, writes Bjorn Gelders. It was a productive collaboration: we ran a series of technical workshops with statisticians; crunched data...

News IconUzbekistan discusses case for inclusive child benefit as universal social protection momentum builds

The recommendations of a review of Uzbekistan’s social protection system including a new inclusive, higher-impact child benefit will be discussed at an international conference. UNICEF Uzbekistan, supported by Development Pathways,...

News IconEffective ways to reduce child poverty and targeting’s record of failure under spotlight

Development Pathways has shared the global record of ineffectiveness of poverty-targeted programmes in reaching the poorest and presented evidence that investing in universal child benefits is affordable and has a...

Our Work IconProviding a comprehensive picture of child poverty in Indonesia

We supported the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF with a comprehensive analysis of child poverty and well-being in the country.

Publication IconChild disability benefits: An investment worth making

Children with disabilities are, arguably, the world’s most vulnerable children, evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be this way, as indicated by the evidence in this short paper. Child Disability...