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Anh Tran

Social Policy Officer

A Social Policy Officer supporting our projects with qualitative research and building evidence for social protection programming. She has an education background in political science, Asian studies and public policy, and is also a hobby artist who likes reading and discovering new music.

Anh Tran's Work

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‘I feel more loved’: Autonomy, self-worth and Kenya’s universal pension

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research study conducted in order to observe the impacts of Kenya’s social pension on one rural community. This unique research required the...

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Kenya Social Protection Sector Review 2017: Main Report

The Kenya Social Protection Sector Review Report, released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, offers a strategic review of the evolution of Kenya’s social protection sector between 2011 and 2017 and includes many lessons for other countries as they seek to expand their social protection systems.

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Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Scheme

The Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Scheme is a tax-financed pension-tested social pension offering universal pension coverage for all citizens of Kenya once they reach 70 years of age. The programme,...

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Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities
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Leaving No-one Behind: Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities

This report examines how to make social protection systems and schemes more inclusive of persons with disabilities. Social protection can play a key role in empowering persons with disabilities by...

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Social protection and Disability in South Africa
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Social Protection and Disability in South Africa

This working paper launches a new series of publications that identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. It finds that...

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Implementing a Master Plan for Social Assistance Reform and Development

We were engaged to help Vietnam's plans to expand cash assistance to new groups of young children and older persons a reality.

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Uganda Refugee Study
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Pinpointing refugees’ vulnerability in Uganda and recommending food assistance improvements

Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees from neighbouring countries. Our assignment for WFP involved research to improve the evidence on refugee vulnerability.

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Improving food, nutrition and income security in Karamoja

Karamoja, a northeastern region in Uganda, has been perceived as ‘lagging behind’ and has been treated by external parties, both the Government and development partners, as an exception to the...

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Social pensions and their contribution to economic growth

A Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development and the Expanding Social Protection programme report reviews evidence on how social pensions help expand local economies. It says that a number...

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Ellen Jerotich on the Inua Jamii 70+ Pension
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Stories of the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ pension: Hopes for Kenya’s flagship universal pension programme

In a small rural community in Kenya’s Rift Valley, many older people are hopeful about the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ programme and the benefits that it could bring to their own wellbeing and that of their families, writes Anh Tran. As Ellen Jerotich stated during my visit to her house...

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Community perspectives Karamoja
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The importance of community perspectives: engaging with the Karamojong in Uganda

As a researcher in training, I had the opportunity to participate in a study into the core causes of food, nutrition, and income insecurity in Karamoja, a sub region in the east of Uganda. This mixed-methods study – undertaken by Development Pathways for the World Food Programme – was my first...

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