Stephen Kidd


Stephen Kidd has for over three decades supported robust strategies and effective delivery in social development and social protection in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. Stephen led DFID’s social protection work, policy at HelpAge International, and a development programme in Paraguay. He proudly hails from Newcastle.

Stephen Kidd's Work

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An affordable and feasible pathway to universal social security

This paper explains why using universality – social security for everyone within a population category – is more successful than other approaches in implementing social security schemes. The study demonstrates...

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Book launches featuring Development Pathways team chapter

Today, 1st June 2023, sees the launch of a new book Evidence in Action for Children: The Role of Evidence, Research, and Knowledge to Strengthen Social Protection. The book, published...

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How can Sri Lanka escape crisis with IMF’s $2.9bn?

Dr Stephen Kidd and Dr Nayha Mansoor IMF last week announced a provisional $2.9bn loan to Sri Lanka for recovery from an economic crisis which has caused extreme inflation, shortages and protests. But once the loan is approved, the country has decisions to make on how best to spend the funds....

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