blog iconThe ADB’s Social Protection Index: what does it really tell us about social security provision in Asia?

The recent release of the Asian Development Bank’s Social Protection Index (SPI) has generated much interest; it even merited a story in the Economist. However, little attention has been paid to the SPI’s definition of social protection. Yet, it is this definition – and the schemes included and excluded in the...

blog iconThe Ghosts of User Fees Past: exploring accountability for victims of a 30-year economic policy mistake

In this guest blog, Rick Rowden, doctoral candidate in Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses the World Bank’s health user fees and what the recent change in direction from the World Bank could mean for those affected by this policy.  On May 21st, World Bank Group President Jim Yong...

Our Work IconImproving mother and child health, underpinned by a management information system

High infant and maternal mortality rates are experienced in Kakamega County in western Kenya. The County Government of Kakamega, supported by UNICEF Kenya, have therefore set out to reduce the number...