Publication IconAchieving Education and Health Outcomes in Pacific Island Countries

A research paper examining the challenges facing Pacific Island countries as they strive to improve the health and education of their people. It examines the policies that need to be...

Publication IconFrom Undeserving Poor to Rights Holder: Working Paper

In our first working paper, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, discusses the importance of having a human rights approach to social protection....

blog icon*STOP PRESS* at Davos time: Social protection a boost for the economy! (When it’s for the rich)

This year’s Davos there is a bigger spotlight than ever on inequality, but whilst the rhetoric is changing, I am struck by how entrenched assumptions and perceptions about poverty are, and this matters for social protection practitioners, writes Alexandra Barrantes. It is encouraging to see the growing amount of research...

Publication IconGlobal Goals for Every Child: Progress and Disparities Among Children in South Africa

The report is one of the first to use the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations to chart progress and to highlight critical challenges that directly affect the lives of children.

News IconDismantling of social protection in UK highlighted by UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty

16th November: A fifth of the population lives in poverty in the UK and this number is projected to increase as a result of the “systematic dismantling of social protection,”...

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...

News IconSupport impactful programmes, not cost-cutting, IMF told as it reviews social protection approach

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been advised to focus on the impact of social protection programmes and not only their cost in its new framework for social protection.   The...

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 IconWorld Bank under fire over poverty-targeted schemes after global review of the evidence

The Interim President of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, has been challenged by the BBC over the institution’s support for poverty-targeted social protection. Stephen Sackur of BBC HARDtalk today raises...

News IconFinancial health declines in Kenya, while financial services access and use rises

The ability of Kenyans to use financial products to enable them to cope with shocks such as ill-health has declined, according to a new household survey on financial health. The...