Icon Our WorkCan a leopard change its spots? Executive summary

Daisy Sibun is the author of ‘Can a leopard change its spots? A critical analysis of the World Bank’s ‘progressive universalism’ approach to social protection’. This is an executive summary of the complete paper, which can be found here.

The full paper critically analyses the justification through which the World Bank continues to promote poverty targeted programmes – despite its more recent high-level support for the idea of universal social protection – and contrasts it with the human rights-based approach to social protection, as promoted by the ILO.

Act Church of Sweden and Action Against Hunger France funded the development of the paper.