DILOÁ BAILEY-ATHIAS

Diloa Bailey-Athias

Economist

An Economist with research interests in public policy and development economics. He contributes to our quantitative analysis informing our social policy studies. He recently obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, USA. He enjoys playing chess and being with his family.

Diloa Bailey-Athias' Work

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The effectiveness of the graduation approach: what does the evidence tell us?

Stephen Kidd and Diloá Athias critically assess what the evidence tells us about the effectiveness of the Graduation approach.

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What can data tell us about international commitment to providing access to disability benefits?

Written by Patrick Llewellin, Diloá Athias, and Bjorn Gelders  In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Development Pathways is launching the 2019 edition of our Disability Benefit Database – a unique inventory of tax-financed disability benefits in low- and middle-income countries around the world.   Persons with disabilities – and their households – face a higher risk of living in poverty than people without disabilities. Even when incomes are similar, people with disabilities tend to...

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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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Launch of new Disability Benefits Database

Development Pathways launch the 2019 edition of our Disability Benefit Database – a unique inventory of tax-financed disability benefits in low- and middle-income countries around the world

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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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Hit and Miss: An assessment of targeting effectiveness in social protection

This paper is the result of a global review of the effectiveness of different methods of selecting social protection recipients, both universal and poverty-targeted social protection schemes. The work, supported...

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Quantitative Impact Analysis of Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant

An impact analysis by Development Pathways’ Bjorn Gelders and Diloa Bailey-Athias, who employ a novel, low-cost approach to identifying the impacts of Uganda’s Senior Citizens Grant. Their work provides further...

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Making a pilot cash transfer possible in Angola by developing an MIS

A new pilot cash transfer for children in Angola requires an MIS for a successful launch. As part of the design and implementation of pilot cash transfer for the Government...

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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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Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities

The UK Government asked us to undertake research which seeks to examine how social protection systems and schemes can be made more inclusive of persons with disabilities.

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Debating Graduation
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The effectiveness of the Graduation Approach: What does the evidence tell us?

In a special edition of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth’s Policy in Focus, the graduation approach to poverty reduction is explored by a number of contributors. The paper...

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Exclusion by Design: An assessment of the effectiveness of the proxy means test poverty-targeting mechanism
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Exclusion by Design: the effectiveness of the Proxy Means Test

In recent years, the proxy means test (PMT) has become the predominant targeting mechanism for social assistance schemes in developing countries. It has many powerful advocates and claims that it...

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Pension promotes wellbeing and impacts economy, evaluation for Uganda concludes

Findings of a new quantitative assessment of the impact of the Senior Citizens Grant in Uganda show that the programme has made deeper impacts than previously discovered. The findings of...

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The Effectiveness of Targeting: Options for Uganda
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The Effectiveness of Targeting: Options for Uganda

This paper attempts to clarify the concept of targeting within the context of Uganda and discuss the most effective means of ensuring that ‘the poor’ and vulnerable are included in...

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What is the Future of Bolsa Família?

Bolsa Família is often promoted as a model of good practice for social protection programmes in the developing world. As a Brazilian, in the short period of time that I’ve worked on international social protection, I’ve been surprised by how famous Bolsa Família is around the world and how it...

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