Is it time for a new social contract based on universal social protection in the Southwest Asia and North Africa (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.
Digital progress in the public sector has been slow in the past, but the economic, social and political challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis and resulting lockdown have forced governments to accelerate their transformation plans.
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 International Labour Organization in partnership with UN Women organised a sensitisation online seminar on the findings of the Joint Social Protection Assessment for Georgia on Thursday, 29 July 2020....
An inclusive child grant in Papua: lessons learnt from implementing cash transfers in remote contexts
Mahkota has launched a new paper discussing the lessons learnt from implementing cash transfers in the remote province Papua, Indonesia.
Reversal of years of international cooperation and domestic investment in social policy expenditure marks a worrying trend in Brazil
Brazil’s recent political history has seen a reversal of the direction of travel of its progressive role, internationally, and domestically, regarding its spending on social policy. This is the claim made in a recent article focusing on Brazil’s political and economic experiences and fiscal tightening since 2016.
This week, the Pathways’ Perspectives podcast team released their second episode: “Investing in Child Benefits in a COVID-19 World”. The latest episode of Pathways’ Perspectives: The Podcast features Yolande Wright, Director of Poverty Reduction, Climate Resilience, Gender...
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...
A new report has been submitted by Philip Alston, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Alston warns that states and global organisations are “completely off track” to meet the Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.