blog iconBangladesh approves, in principle, its National Social Security Strategy

In early April 2015, the Cabinet of the Government of Bangladesh approved in principle its new National Social Security Strategy (NSSS), subject to some changes. Since independence, Bangladesh has instituted a range of social security schemes although the level of investment in conventional cash-based schemes has remained relatively low, at...

blog iconWhat is the impact of an inclusive pension? Evidence from Uganda

A new paper, presented at a workshop in Kampala, shows potentially very significant Rates of Return for Uganda’s Senior Citizens’ Grant. Depending on the specific assumptions, the SCG, which is an old age pension provided on a universal basis in selected districts, could pay for itself 1.4 times over within a...

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...

Publication IconSocial pensions and their contribution to economic growth

A Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development and the Expanding Social Protection programme report reviews evidence on how social pensions help expand local economies. It says that a number...

News IconPension promotes wellbeing and impacts economy, evaluation for Uganda concludes

Findings of a new quantitative assessment of the impact of the Senior Citizens Grant in Uganda show that the programme has made deeper impacts than previously discovered. The findings of...

blog iconUganda’s Senior Citizens Grant: Evaluation reveals further evidence on its impacts

Stephen Kidd A mark of a decent society is a guarantee that all citizens can enjoy income security once they reach old age. At least 56 countries worldwide now provide pensions to more than 90 per cent of older people and a growing number of low- and middle-income countries are...

Our Work IconMonitoring Global Goals progress and disparities among children in South Africa

South Africa has undergone significant transformation since the end of apartheid in 1994. The country boasts one of the most progressive constitutions in the word and has put in place...

blog iconBuilding inclusive social protection systems for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries

Rasmus Schjoedt The WHO estimates that around 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, have a disability. Disability-inclusive social protection can play a key role in empowering persons with disabilities by providing a minimum income as well as financial support to address the additional...

Publication IconQuantitative Impact Analysis of Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant

An impact analysis by Development Pathways’ Bjorn Gelders and Diloa Bailey-Athias, who employ a novel, low-cost approach to identifying the impacts of Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant. Their work provides further...

blog iconCan anthropological research inform the design of social protection schemes?

Maia Green Programmes that give money to poor households are implemented across the Global South as part of donor-financed development assistance. Originally designed as a short–term ameliorative for the social impacts of structural adjustment in Latin America, they are now components of development–oriented social policy in countries as diverse as Kenya, the Philippines, Egypt, Ethiopia,...