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

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Who contributes? Re-thinking “Non-contributory” within a citizenship paradigm

Our Senior Social Policy Specialist Shea McClanahan challenges us to broaden our perspective on what it means to contribute and, by extension, to deserve social protection.

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Assessing the potential for multi-tiered child benefits in Viet Nam

This report, commissioned by the International Labour Organization, examines the potential for a multi-tiered child benefit to help the Government meet these multiple objectives in Viet Nam.

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Assessing the Adequacy of Tax-financed Social Protection in Viet Nam

This report sets out a number of references to determine the adequacy of tax-financed benefits in Viet Nam and offers a range of options to preserve (and potentially improve and recover) their value into the future.

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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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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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Moving beyond charity in the SWANA region – the time is now for a new social contract 

Is it time for a new social contract based on universal social protection in the Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region?

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Results of joint social protection system assessment presented in Georgia

The International Labour Organization in partnership with UN Women organised a sensitisation online seminar on the findings of the Joint Social Protection Assessment for Georgia on Thursday, 29 July 2020....

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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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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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