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We provide evidence-based policy and strategic advice on social and economic challenges to Governments, international organisations, and other development partners. We support social development and work on ageing, child rights, gender, disability and in humanitarian contexts.


We develop custom-built management information systems for social protection schemes. Our team understands the code as well as the context, so that we can take our clients through the whole journey – from design, all the way to user training and support.


We develop evidence on poverty, vulnerability and on humanitarian issues, and solutions to address them. Our analyses are always grounded in data and innovative methodologies. They inform policy dialogue and help shape social and economic programmes.


In designing cash transfer programmes, we generate practical and feasible solutions and take a rights-based approach. We have global experience in the technical and operational design of cash transfers, building blocks towards inclusive life-cycle social protection.


Convincing policymakers and development partners to invest in inclusive, lifecycle social protection can be challenging.


We support governments and their development partners to monitor and evaluate their policies in order to accurately measure impacts and accountably track progress towards national and global goals.

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Partnerships for Social Protection

Partnerships for Social Protection (P4SP) is providing tailored assistance to support countries to advocate for, build and strengthen effective, sustainable, gender-responsive and shock-responsive social protection systems in the region.

Developing a Comprehensive National Social Protection Systems and Reforms Country Profile for Tunisia

We are supporting United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Ministry of Social Affairs in Tunisia to develop a Comprehensive National Social Protection Systems and Reforms Country Profile for Tunisia.

Developing a Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Operational Framework (NSSP-OF) for the Government of Malawi

In 2023, we supported the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in close collaboration with the Government of Malawi to develop a Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Operational Framework (NSSP-OF) aimed at tackling...

A global review of integrated social protection management information systems for UNICEF China

We captured the issues national ministries were encountering and informed the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs in the design and development of a new, Integrated Management Information System for the cash transfers that the nation provides to its citizens.

Social Protection Single Registry in Uzbekistan

We supported the design, development, and piloting of a Single Registry for Social Protection in Uzbekistan.

Steering Committee for the Integrated Beneficiary Registry, Namibia

UNICEF Namibia contracted Development Pathways in October 2019 to support the key three key actors – the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, (MoPESW) and Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) – to design an integrated information management system for social protection as a policy instrument for addressing fragmentation issues.

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Conducting a situation analysis of children and adolescents for the State of Palestine

Development Pathways is supporting UNICEF by conducting a situation analysis of children and adolescents in the State of Palestine.

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Gender analysis to inform Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

In collaboration with UNICEF Indonesia, we are conducting a comprehensive mixed-method gender study. The study will identify bottlenecks and barriers that reproduce gender inequalities.

Empowering children with disabilities and families through social protection and care in East Asia and the Pacific

We are supporting UNICEF and partners to engage in meaningful dialogue on social protection support reform for children with disabilities and families in East Asia and the Pacific.