Diloá Bailey-Athias

Senior 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.

Diloá Bailey-Athias' Work

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Inequality and social security in the Asia-Pacific region

The Asia-Pacific region is characterised by high levels of income inequality, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. This report provides analysis and recommendations on how to % reduce inequality in the region.

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Addressing the economic crisis of COVID-19 in Asia through social protection

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.

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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.

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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.

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ITUC report reveals the economic benefits of social protection 

A new report released by the International Trade Union Confederation demonstrates that increased investment in social protection yields positive economic returns.  

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Social registries: a short history of abject failure

This paper​, which was written in partnership with Act Church of Sweden, examines the utility of the so-called "social registry" - a database that determines people's eligibility for welfare programs - within social protection.

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Universal Child Benefits: transforming the lives of children across South Asia

This paper from the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia demonstrates how all countries in South Asia could invest in Universal Child Benefits (UCBs), in line with the right to social security for all children, in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Harnessing their Potential – The State of Disability in Uganda: Summary Report

This summary report provides an overview of the key findings of the final Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development report. It examines the vulnerabilities and risks that persons with disabilities, and their caregivers, face across their lifecycle and includes an overview of the additional costs of living with a disability in Uganda, as captured by both quantitive and qualitative data. 

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