Alexandra Barrantes

Alexandra Barrantes

Senior Social Policy Specialist

A Senior Social Policy Specialist in our Social Policy Unit with more than 20 years’ experience in international development focusing on social protection, poverty, economic, social & cultural rights, right to identity and governance. She loves to paint and to explore amateur photography (and is also our unofficial photographer!).

Alexandra Barrantes' Work

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Supporting the roll-out of the harmonised e-payment solution for the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi

The Government of Malawi is moving away from manually processing cash transfers and towards making electronic payments, in order to minimise travel and waiting times for recipients of social assistance entitlements. This work will help to make payments faster, safer and more citizen-friendly.

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Welfare States, Rights and Basic Income in Latin America

A book on Welfare States, Rights and Basic Income in Latin America published in December 2019 has now become fully available online (only in Spanish).

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Design & implementation of basic social security programme operation manuals and guides in Mozambique

While economic growth in Mozambique has been notable, its effects on poverty reduction have been marginal with the majority of Mozambicans (55%) still living below the national consumption poverty line of USD 0.6 a...

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Welfare States, Rights and Basic Income in Latin America

The publication, co-edited and co-authored by Development Pathways’ Senior Social Policy Specialist Alexandra Barrantes, seeks to introduce some of the key debates around the expansion and impact of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) and social justice, in the context of Latin America’s structurally unequal countries.

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Who are the “poor and vulnerable”? A view from Karamoja, Uganda

Across the globe, governments, researchers and international agencies have striven to better understand poverty and vulnerability, and to provide technocratic solutions to measure income or multidimensional deprivations. Some of these solutions are aimed at guiding policies that will then, hopefully, address poverty in a particular context

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Development Pathways is supporting GIZ to establish a consolidated social protection system under the MNSSP II
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Building Malawi’s capacity to implement social protection at national and district levels

The Government of Malawi launched the Malawi National Social Support Programme 2018-2022 (MNSSP II) to implement the national vision to reduce poverty, promote resilient livelihoods and protect against shocks. To...

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Development Pathways presents findings for global research project on governance and social protection 

Last week, Development Pathways staff presented their findings from a global research project on the governance of social protection systems. 

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New dates announced for Development Pathways’ Online Course on Inclusive Social Protection

Due to popular demand, Development Pathways is releasing new dates for the Online Course on Inclusive Social Protection: Making the Case which will take place from 3 May to 9 July 2021 with only 20 spaces available.   

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Designing and implementing a social cash transfer for Angola
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Designing and implementing Angola’s first cash transfer for children

In Angola young people and children represent a majority of the population. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that nearly four in ten under-fives suffer from stunting, hindering their cognitive...

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