blog iconGood girls and good education: avoiding the “bad life” in Rwanda

“We have sex to stay in school, and we want to go to school so that we don’t have to have sex.” This year’s International Day of the Girl Theme is Innovating for Education. This theme appeals to me on a number of levels, but mainly because it is somewhat...

Publication IconGrandmas, Pensions and Female Genital Cutting

Rebecca Calder reports on the surprising finding that pensions may be contributing to a reduction in female genital cutting in Karamoja, Uganda. In the 7th edition of our Pathways Perspectives...

Publication IconMis-labelled Cash Transfers

Nicholas Freeland, a Senior Social Policy Specialist, criticises a report written about a two year pilot social protection scheme in Morocco and how an unconditional transfer became 'mislabelled'.

Publication IconChild-Sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance

UNICEF and Fiji’s Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation commissioned Development Pathways to carry out the assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance, a national scheme that provides monthly cash transfers and food vouchers to children in vulnerable and low-income families.

Publication IconTo condition or not to condition: what is the evidence?

‘The World Bank do not like having conditions imposed on them: so why impose them on others?’ In the first of our Pathways Perspectives of the year, we look at...

Our Work IconSustainable Development Goals Baseline Report on Children

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals form a ground-breaking plan to end poverty, promote sustainable development, and ensure prosperity for all of the world’s citizens by 2030. The Government of...

News IconAs DFID commits to disability-inclusive social protection, we highlight an essential solution

3rd December: Development Pathways today sets out a solution for addressing the large gaps in life outcomes between persons with and without disabilities as the UK’s Department for International Development...

Publication IconPreventing violence against children in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has shown leadership in mapping its child protection system and drafting a National policy on Child Protection. UNICEF’s country discussion paper, which Development Pathways contributed to, identifies the...

blog iconPoverty-targeting harms non-beneficiary children in the Philippines

Credit where credit is due. The World Bank recently published a report on the Philippines Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme scheme showing that, among young children excluded from the scheme, stunting rates increased by an average of 11 percentage points. In contrast, among beneficiary children aged 6 to 36 months, stunting fell by...

Publication IconSDG Baseline Report on Children in Indonesia

The Government and Unicef SDG Baseline Report on Children in Indonesia, provides a snapshot of where the country’s children stand at the start of the period up to 2030, when the goals are due to be met.