news IconEffective ways to reduce child poverty and targeting’s record of failure under spotlight

08/02/2019

Development Pathways has shared the global record of ineffectiveness of poverty-targeted programmes in reaching the poorest and presented evidence that investing in universal child benefits is affordable and has a...

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Route map to moving towards universal social protection for children on agenda in Geneva

Universal child benefits can reduce child poverty overnight, but only a handful of low- and middle-income countries have schemes covering all or most households with children. The finding comes as...

06/02/2019

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Uzbekistan discusses case for inclusive child benefit as universal social protection momentum builds

The recommendations of a review of Uzbekistan’s social protection system including a new inclusive, higher-impact child benefit will be discussed at an international conference. UNICEF Uzbekistan, supported by Development Pathways,...

01/02/2019

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Global 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...

29/01/2019

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Support 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...

22/01/2019

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Poverty-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....

21/01/2019

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Universal Child Grants momentum builds with international conference set to outline the evidence

A global conference on Universal Child Grants set to be held in Geneva in response to “a growing appetite for universal approaches to direct support,” according to UNICEF and the...

17/01/2019

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Cash transfer design can strengthen or weaken social relationships, universities find

A university research project to identify the impact of cash transfers on social relationships has uncovered that cash transfers are viewed as invaluable for poverty reduction by recipients – but...

15/01/2019

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The argument for impactful, sustainable social protection laid out in The Hague

So-called ‘pro-poor’ social protection programmes lead to fewer of the poorest being covered, and beneficiaries receiving lower transfer values, a seminar in The Hague has heard. Development Pathways’ Senior Social...

14/01/2019

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Poverty-reduction failures of targeting social protection to be highlighted at social studies seminar

Development Pathways’ Senior Social Policy Specialist Stephen Kidd is set to present evidence on the effectiveness of different approaches to targeting in social protection at a seminar in The Hague....

10/01/2019

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