Sandra Kidd

Sarina Kidd

Financial Inclusion and Payments Officer

An international development practitioner with in-country experience in Peru, Paraguay and Zambia. She has expertise in anthropological and social policy research as well as advocating on indigenous rights. She oscillates between novel writing and wishing she lived in a novel. 

Sarina Kidd's Work

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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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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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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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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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“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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