Madeleine Cretney

Social Policy Officer

A Social Policy Officer supporting our projects by building evidence for inclusive social protection programming. She has an education background in international development management with a particular interest in the complex risks facing adolescents in East Africa and national capacities for sustaining holistic services from adolescence to adulthood. In her spare time, she loves travelling, park runs and trips to the cinema.

Madeleine Cretney's Work

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Investing in the future: A universal benefit for Sri Lanka’s children

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how a universal child benefit can help children in Sri Lanka reach their full potential.

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Looking into the impacts of the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Programme in Kenya

With the aim of contributing to the existing body of evidence on the impacts of social pension schemes, a research team from Development Pathways comprising Anh Tran, Sarina Kidd and Madeleine Cretney are conducting a multi-year qualitative research study in the community of Lolkeringet, in Nandi County, Kenya.

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Africa’s rapidly ageing population is in need of social protection, yet it continues to be largely overlooked

Our blogger, Madeleine Cretney, is a Social Policy Officer at Development Pathways.  Africa may currently be the youngest continent in the world, but the growth of its older population this century will outstrip that of any other region. According to a 2019 UN report on population ageing, the continent will see a three-fold increase in the number...

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World Bank shows support for universal transfers as a response to the COVID-19 crisis 

In a recent post for the World Bank’s "Jobs and Development" blog series, Michal Rutkowski states that “COVID-19 highlights the importance of creating universal entitlements to health care and income support”.