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.
Diloá Bailey-Athias' Work
Today, 1st June 2023, sees the launch of a new book Evidence in Action for Children: The Role of Evidence, Research, and Knowledge to Strengthen Social Protection. The book, published...
This study rigorously investigates the relationship between social security and growth, and models returns to GDP from an investment in expanded coverage of universal social security in Kenya.
Development Pathways, in partnership with Samuel Hall, conducted a targeting evaluation of the Shock-responsive Safety Net for Human Capital Project (SNHCP). The report finds the SNHCP to be a success in reaching many vulnerable households in challenging environments. By reflecting on these successes and challenges the report provides insights into the lessons learnt for which similar cash transfer programmes can build on in the future.
UNDP Asia-Pacific and Development Pathways worked to prepare an analytical background paper on fiscal mechanisms to promote inter-generational equity. However, midway through the project, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With all Asian economies having been hit hard by the crisis and economic growth falling significantly, Development Pathways conducted additional research and analysis to develop a publication.
Strengthening the social contract through child-sensitive social protection: building a case for a Universal Child Benefit in South Asia
Development Pathways is supporting the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in generating costing, impact and fiscal space analysis for Universal Child Benefits (UCBs) in South Asian countries.
Evaluating the economic fallout of COVID-19 and applicability of child-sensitive social protection mechanisms in Sri Lanka
Over the course of April to May, Development Pathways has been working closely with UNICEF to analyse the economic fallout of the coronavirus in child-sensitive social protection in Sri Lanka.