Developing digital infrastructure is a crucial step in building a national social protection system. It enables the flow and management of information within the social protection sector and other areas such as education, health, agriculture, humanitarian and disaster risk management.
Daisy Sibun reflects on observations and opinions made by speakers during a webinar hosted by the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) titled “Feminist Economics Perspectives on COVID-19″. The COVID-19...
Webinar announcement: Strengthening social contracts in South Asia in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis
On Thursday 25 June, the IPC-IG, UNICEF and Development Pathways will host what will be the 2nd webinar of the series “Social Protection in South Asia – the landscape before...
A panel of experts reflected on the global economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the potentially dangerous consequences that it will have for the future of children and their families.
IPC-IG and UNICEF discussion argues COVID-19 can be a catalyst to strengthen the social contract in South Asia
The COVID-19 crisis can be used as a catalyst by which to reinforce the relationship between the citizens of South Asia countries and their governments. This was a key message discussed during a webinar organised by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), UNICEF and Development Pathways.
Webinar announcement: Why are human rights considerations fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19?
Alexandra Barrantes (Development Pathways) along with panellists from UNICEF South Asia and ECLAC, will discuss human rights considerations to the social protection response to COVID-19, and why a rights-based approach is more important than ever.
Development Pathways webinar discussion argues human rights are fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19
Last week Development Pathways organised and hosted, in cooperation with UNICEF South Asia and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), a webinar discussion on human rights considerations in response to COVID-19 that was the twenty-second of...
Webinar announcement – Towards universality: social policy and social protection beyond charity in the SWANA region
On Thursday 17 September 2020, Dr Stephen Kidd and Ghada Barsoum will speak in a webinar hosted by Lebanon Support: Towards universality: social policy and social protection beyond charity in the SWANA region.
The evidence is now clear, and the COVID-19 crisis has only made it more pressing that “now is the time” for universal child benefits – this was the message offered from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) webinar on the subject last week.
Webinar announcement: The social contract and the role of social protection in building trust in government and strengthening the nation-state
This webinar will explore how countries across the Global South could learn from history and use universal social protection to build a virtuous circle of enhanced trust in government, a stronger social contract, and a greater willingness of citizens to pay tax so that they can generate the fiscal space that enables progressive governments, over time, to offer high quality universal public services to all of their citizens.