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Blog
How Africa can fight the pandemic

The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...

COVID-19 pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Working Paper
Structural transformation and inclusive growth: Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia

We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth Indonesia
Policy Brief
The politics of social protection in Eastern and Southern Africa: Actors, institutions and dynamics

Since the mid-1990s, there has been in Africa something of a ‘quiet revolution’ in poverty reduction strategies with the proliferation of social assistance programmes that entail cash transfers to the poor...

Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Journal Article
Welfare and Redistributive Effects of Social Assistance in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Blog
The case for universal social insurance in Latin America
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Access to effective social insurance in Latin America is typically determined by workers’ status in the labor market – whether they have formal or informal jobs...

Social assistance Social protection social health insurance
Book Chapter
The negotiated politics of social protection in East and Southern Africa

From the book: The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa
Book
The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice...

Social protection Social assistance International development organizations
Working Paper
Welfare and redistributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

This paper presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration, which has interlinked with, and partly reflects the complex demographic and epidemiological transi...

Social assistance Social protection Poverty
Journal Article
Policy Transparency in the Public Sector: The Case of Social Benefits in Tanzania

Part of Journal Special Issue SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing Countries

Transparency Social assistance community targeting
Working Paper
Policy transparency in the public sector: The case of social benefits in Tanzania

A well functioning system of public service delivery requires the definition and measurement of eligibility for services to be determined in a transparent and non-discretionary manner...

Transparency Social assistance community targeting
Working Paper
The negotiated politics of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa

Social assistance programmes proliferated and expanded across much of the global South from the mid-1990s. Within Africa there has been enormous variation in this trend: some governments expanded coverage dramatically while others resisted this...

Social assistance Politics Sub-Saharan Africa
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