Shea McClanahan

Shea McClanahan

Senior Social Policy Specialist

She joined Development Pathways in March 2018 with extensive experience in social policy, social protection and global development. She has worked or consulted for UNRISD, the International Social Security Association, the International Labour Organisation and others. She enjoys sunny weather and spending time with her family.

Shea McClanahan's Work

Inclusive Social Protection: Making the Case
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Developing capacity to convince policymakers to invest in inclusive social protection

Convincing policymakers to invest in inclusive social protection can be challenging. They may not appreciate the value of social protection, may believe it is unaffordable, or may have been convinced...

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Vietnam social protection
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Reviewing Vietnam social protection spending to protect and enhance benefits

Government spending on social protection in Vietnam, as in many places, is at risk. Beyond the continual need to justify current and proposed future expenditures, there is a more pressing...

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Multi-tiered child benefit systems for universal coverage

There is potential in many countries for building multi-tiered child benefit systems that achieve universal coverage of child benefits through a combination of social insurance and tax-financed instruments. At the February 2019 Universal...

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Universal child grant conference in Geneva
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Could the Who’s Who Agree on What’s What? Reflections on the Universal Child Grants (*aka* UCB ) Conference

Shea McClanahan Conference organisers can be congratulated for bringing together some of the most influential and up-and-coming thinkers and practitioners in social protection for last week’s International Conference on Universal Child Grants in Geneva. Top minds from international organisations and entities exchanged ideas with key national policymakers, practitioners, consultants and...

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Training in social protection in Jinja, Uganda
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Training to underpin the preparation of Uganda’s National Development Plans

There is a very strong rationale for Uganda to progressively increase its investment in social protection up to 2030 and beyond and that social protection should figure prominently in the...

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