Sandra Kidd

Sarina Kidd

Financial Inclusion and Payments Officer

A financial inclusion and payments officer, with a focus on social inclusion, human rights law and ethnographic research. Sarina has in-country experience working both in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. She oscillates between novel writing and wishing she lived in a novel.

Sarina Kidd's Work

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Social Protection and Disability in Brazil

This report comprises one component of the DFID-financed study: “Leaving no-one behind: how social protection can help people with disabilities move out of extreme poverty.” It is one of seven country case studies to identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disability in social protection systems and programmes.

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Emergency Universal Child Benefits: Addressing the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Asia

This paper, written in partnership with UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia, makes the case for South Asian countries to implement emergency Universal Child Benefits (UCB) during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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Building a National Social Protection System Fit for Uzbekistan’s Children and Youth

This paper examines the challenges faced by the population of Uzbekistan, in particular those faced by its children and young people, and aims to assess the effectiveness of the current social protection system in addressing these challenges.

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

A research team from Development Pathways lead by Sarina Kidd and Anh Tran is conducting a multi-year qualitative research study in the community of Lolkeringet, in Nandi County, Kenya. Through a cultural immersion approach, the researchers are analysing how the pension impacts on the lives of older persons, their families, and their community.

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Building A Better Future A child-sensitive social protection system for Uzbekistan

The proposals set out in this paper aim to re-design the national system of child benefits. If implemented, the reforms could become an important means of building a more prosperous and inclusive Uzbekistan.

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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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Child disability benefits: an investment worth making
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Child disability benefits: An investment worth making

Children with disabilities are, arguably, the world’s most vulnerable children, evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be this way, as indicated by the evidence in this short paper. Child Disability...

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Stephen Kidd and Anasuya Sengupta
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Bringing the voice of older persons centre-stage: situational analysis of older persons in Uganda

The world’s population is ageing, and Uganda is no exception. A lack of infrastructure, however, has meant that many of the country’s older citizens have been unable to grow older...

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Uganda older persons report
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Facing Our Future: Ageing in a Changing Uganda

The challenges and opportunities offered by a growth in older persons in Uganda are identified in this Government of Uganda report, released for International Day of Older Persons 2018. To...

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Persons with disabilities are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis

A new article has been released on the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Hub, which details how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent policies are affecting persons with disabilities in grave ways.

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Standing in the Sun: Human Rights Abuses in the Name of Financial Inclusion

This blog was originally written for Financial Inclusion Week and was published by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. To read the original blog, click here. By Sarina Kidd & Sarah Langhan. Human rights abuses by payment service providers need to come to an end in order for financial inclusion...

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Zambia’s Katete Universal Pension

In “If you only have dust in your hands then friends are far; when they are full they come closer”: An Examination of the impacts of Zambia’s Katete universal pension,...

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Old Persons Cash Transfer recipient Miriam
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Village Voices: Miriam sees end to stigma with Kenya’s Inua Jamii pension

Our Village Voices series shares research findings into Kenya’s Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ pension scheme and what it means to one Rift Valley community. In this blog, Sarina Kidd discusses the experiences of a recipient of the Older Persons Cash Transfer. Miriam is seen as one of the lucky ones...

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“Progress Can Kill” – on Rethinking Development

In this blog, Olivia Woxell challenges the current direction of development and its focus on economic growth. She argues that this direction is driven by western values and that development should not be a one-size fits all concept. Otherwise, it causes more harm than good. Olivia demonstrates the disastrous effects that development has brought indigenous communities. Once happily self-sufficient, their health and well-being then plummet, while rates of depression, addiction and suicide soar. Development and progress must be about freedom. It must allow people to live the lives that they want to lead. If it is repressive, then it is not development at all.

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