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...

News IconIndonesian social protection system must be for all citizens, declares Government report

26th November: A recommendation that Indonesia moves from a social protection system that only targets the poorest to one that is inclusive of all citizens is included in a new...

Publication IconInclusive lifecycle social security: An option for Uganda?

Inclusive lifecycle social security: an option for Uganda? considers the feasibility and likely effects of introducing a comprehensive social protection system in the low-income country. The report, available for download below, for...

News IconPoverty-targeting role in growing wealth divide pinpointed in report aimed at Davos leaders

A new report outlining how the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population shrunk last year while billionaire fortunes increased underlines how poverty-targeting contributes to the growing divide....

News IconGlobal review of evidence of targeted social protection poverty-reduction effectiveness to be unveiled

Headline results of a new global review of the evidence on which types of social protection programmes best reach those in poverty and support inclusive growth will be unveiled at...

News IconEuropean Development Days debate highlights how low-income nations can combat inequality with social protection

Social protection has great potential to reduce income inequality, it was underlined at a debate hosted by Oxfam and featuring the OECD, ITUC and Development Pathways at the European Development...

News Icon“Redistributive” social protection key tool for addressing rising inequality, says global coalition

Rising inequality is a setback for the Sustainable Development Goals and must be combatted by improving coverage and adequacy of social protection systems, according to the Global Coalition for Social...

News IconInclusive growth still not in reach as development gaps persist — study

Inclusive economic growth is the exception rather than the norm, findings from a new global study suggest. Those on the lowest incomes in countries around the world have seen less...

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...