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The reports we have published and contributed to steer the debate and clients’ thinking. We publish our own Working Papers and shorter Pathways’ Perspectives and support clients to produce major reports


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Smoke and mirrors: the role of World Bank and IMF in shaping social security policy in the MENA region

Written by Sarina D. Kidd for the Ford Foundation funded Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum, this working paper highlights how the international financial institutions (IFIs) shape social security policy in the MENA region.

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The role of World Bank and IMF in shaping social security policy in the MENA region: in brief

This four-page summary of the full paper “Smoke and mirrors: the role of World Bank and IMF in shaping social security policy in the MENA region” presents the six key...

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Inclusive social security and the social contract

'Inclusive social security and the social contract: overcoming instability and building trust in the MENA region' is a working paper produced as part of the Ford Foundation funded Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum.

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Social Security for Inclusive Growth Globally and in the MENA region

This report provides a review of global literature and evidence on the impacts of social security schemes to illustrate the role of inclusive social security in promoting economic growth across...

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Towards A Universal and Inclusive Social Protection for the Children of Madagascar

Madagascar has seen sustained economic growth in recent years, hovering between 4 and 5 per cent since 2013. However, this growth has been far from inclusive. Madagascar ranks 161th out...

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Global Research on Governance and Social Protection – Kenya Case Study

This Kenya case study is part of a wider project examining governance in social protection from global and national perspectives. As part of a project with UNDESA and the International...

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Tackling the COVID-19 social and economic crisis in Bangladesh: Providing universal, lifecycle social security transfers to protect lives and bolster economic recovery

This paper is the summary report of a study commissioned by UNICEF Bangladesh to assess the economic fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, evaluate the Government’s social protection response to the crisis and propose an alternative social protection package to protect citizens and promote economic recovery.

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Social registries: a short history of abject failure

This paper​, which was written in partnership with Act Church of Sweden, examines the utility of the so-called "social registry" - a database that determines people's eligibility for welfare programs - within social protection.

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Challenges in measuring individual poverty among older people using household surveys

This paper — jointly published by HelpAge International and Development Pathways — discusses key challenges in measuring levels of poverty among older people, at the individual level, based on survey data that are collected on households as collective units.

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Disability Benefit Database

 

This is our unique Disability Benefits Database

The database provides a global overview of social protection schemes for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, including transfer levels and number of recipients. It is regularly updated and if you have any information on schemes, contact us by clicking here.