blog iconSocial Security and the Growth of the Precariat

Guy Standing makes a lot of sense in a recent article he wrote for The Guardian. He argues that successive British governments have created a precariat, a growing sector of the population with minimal job security and inadequate access to social benefits. A growing commitment by government to means-test social security benefits...

News IconIMF urged to re-think loan conditions that hit social protection spending

4th July: Development Pathways joins over 50 groups in writing to the IMF to ask that it re-think the conditions that it applies to loans that reduce spending on social protection and other investments in people.

News IconGlobal Summit produces commitments to extend social protection coverage for persons with disabilities

25th July: The UK’s Department for International Development has hailed the commitments yielded by the Global Disability Summit to advance the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide. Penny Mordaunt, International...

News Icon“Growing debate around universality” sees diverging estimates of basic income impacts

3rd September: A “growing debate around universality” in the design of social protection programmes has been acknowledged by a senior economist at the World Bank. His comments come after the...

blog iconAffordable social security: the case of Uzbekistan

It is an article of faith among neoliberals that developing countries can afford to invest very little in social security. For example, in its Social Protection Strategy for Africa, the World Bank questions the fiscal affordability of universal pensions of southern Africa despite their relatively small budgets of between 0.5%...

News IconLeading Kenyan parliamentarian set to respond to fresh evidence on disability-inclusive social protection

15th October: The first Krystle Kabare Memorial Event will tomorrow reveal findings from DFID-related research to which she contributed on the role social protection can play in enabling persons with disabilities...

blog iconMPs in Uganda make case for universal social protection programme

When discussing the social protection governance in developing countries, we usually focus on the Executive Branch institutions and their role in policy development – as well as the design, implementation and monitoring of schemes – but pay little attention to the role of Parliaments. Nonetheless, as part of their key...

News IconLondon event will agree social protection next steps in follow-up to Global Disability Summit

25th October: In a follow-up to the Global Disability Summit, an expert panel is set to meet to agree next steps in building social protection systems that enable persons with...

News IconInclusive social protection will ensure persons with disabilities no longer left behind, event hears

8th November: A shift from social protection as charity to a right is necessary both to tackle stigmatisation of persons with disabilities and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, a London...

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...