news IconAfrica’s rapidly ageing population is in need of social protection, yet it continues to be largely overlooked 

02/07/2020

Africa may currently be the youngest continent in the world, but the growth of its older population this century will outstrip that of any other region. 

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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.  

01/07/2020

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COVID-19 provokes a surge in unemployment benefit claims in the UK, with claimants encountering a system that is “cruel, inhumane and degrading” and the “second harshest in the world” 

The unprecedented, rapid levels of global unemployment resulting from COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions saw huge pressures put on social protection systems worldwide. In the UK, claimants for the Universal Credit benefit reached record levels during the lockdown months of April and May.

26/06/2020

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Webinar reflections: What the Experts Say – Coronavirus and Children: Support for Families

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.

25/06/2020

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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 the...

24/06/2020

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COVID-19: an opportunity to re-design social security systems for the XXIst Century? Webinar reflections

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a webinar on COVID-19: an opportunity to re-design social security systems for the XXIst Century? for the Latin American region. The conversation, facilitated by Carmen Pagés from the IDB, delved into the precarious state of the region’s social security systems, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

17/06/2020

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World Bank shows support for universal transfers as a response to the COVID-19 crisis 

In a recent post for the World Bank’s "Jobs and Development" blog series, Michal Rutkowski states that “COVID-19 highlights the importance of creating universal entitlements to health care and income support”. 

19/06/2020

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Launch of the new Pathways’ Perspective: The Podcast

This week, Development Pathways launched an exciting, new series, Pathways’ Perspectives: The Podcast. Each episode is an expert on expert conversation – a discussion between practitioners on a variety of...

15/06/2020

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Launch of the Krystle Kabare Scholarship! 

Development Pathways has launched its Krystle Kabare Scholarship programme. The scholarship will award one Kenyan graduate student with disabilities a full academic scholarship to attend the University of Nairobi in September 2020. 

02/06/2020

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Webinar reflections on a “Gender data series”

Anasuya Sengupta offers her thoughts and reflections on a "Gender data series" webinar organised by Devex and Facebook. 

27/05/2020

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