blog iconUganda’s Old Age Pension: Who Benefits?

Uganda has been piloting two social protection schemes over the last few years, under its Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme. This is a 5-year government programme, supported by DFID and Irish AID. The pilot schemes are intended to gather evidence on impacts of cash transfers as a means of informing...

Publication IconAssessing Targeting Options for Nepal’s Social Grants – What Does The Evidence Tell Us?

The Government of Nepal and development partners have been working together to develop a stronger evidence base to inform thinking about social protection policy and support the implementation and scale...

Publication IconConditional Cash Transfer Programmes – Their Relevance For Nepal

Compared to countries with a similar level of economic development, Nepal is doing very well in terms of its commitment to social protection. Programmes such as the Senior Citizens’ Allowance,...

News IconFree course for global development practitioners on including persons with a disability

7th February 2018: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is launching a new free online course to support global development practitioners to better include persons with a disability....

Publication IconUganda’s Senior Citizens’ Grant: A success story from the heart of Africa

In this paper Development Pathways’ Stephen Kidd discusses the success of Uganda’s Senior Citizens’ Grant (SCG), with evidence from the evaluation of the programme. The SCG, a Government of Uganda...

News IconCall to switch development funds from low-impact ‘poor relief’ to effective investment

Criticism in the UK media that the Government is exporting a welfare system for the poor to developing countries through financing cash transfer schemes should not be dismissed out of hand, claims Stephen Kidd, CEO of Development Pathways, in a new blog published by Oxfam.

News IconPersons with a disability not sharing in increased prosperity as focus shifts to social protection

12th March 2018: Persons with a disability are losing ground and not sharing in the increased prosperity of many developing countries. This is according to the findings of a new...

Our Work IconRecommending social accountability improvements for social protection programmes

How can citizens better hold social protection officials to account and understand their entitlements? We carried out research to fill the knowledge gaps.

News IconGlobal Summit produces commitments to extend social protection coverage for persons with disabilities

25th July: The UK’s Department for International Development has hailed the commitments yielded by the Global Disability Summit to advance the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide. Penny Mordaunt, International...

blog iconHow to support citizens with raising grievances and claiming entitlements

How can social protection practitioners become better at enabling citizens to raise grievances and hold government officials to account? Development Pathways, DFID, Age International and HelpAge International last week brought together a group of experts to discuss recent research by Development Pathways on social accountability initiatives in social protection, writes Rasmus...