Publication IconThe Ages of Man: Shakespeare and social protection through the life-course

In our 15th Perspective, Nicholas Freeland uses Shakespeare’s depiction of the seven ages of man to explore the vulnerabilities at each stage of the life-course. He proposes that an inclusive...

News IconFinal report of global review of targeting effectiveness set to be unveiled

The culmination of an assessment of the targeting effectiveness of social protection programmes across the globe undertaken for the Church of Sweden will be launched this Thursday 14th. Ahead of...

Publication IconHit and Miss: An assessment of targeting effectiveness in social protection

This paper is the result of a global review of the effectiveness of different methods of selecting social protection recipients, both universal and poverty-targeted social protection schemes. The work, supported...

blog iconSocial security innovation: is it always the right thing to do?

Matthew Greenslade In the world of international development, why are we all so obsessed by innovation? At the right time, social security innovation is important, vital even, but why is there a bias among donors towards the new? This bias can sound progressive, but it often comes at a cost,...