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Social protection
Annual Lecture
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of social protection in Latin America Social protection Social health insurance Latin America
Project meeting
Cash Plus work in progress meeting

UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners and ILO, is involved in assessing the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This event gathered personnel from ministries in Zambia...

26 April 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Working Paper
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This paper explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Working Paper
Welfare and the depth of informality: Evidence from five African countries

This study explores the relationship between household poverty and depth of informality by proposing a new measure of informality at the household level...

Informality Measurement Poverty
Jonathan Torgovnik_Getty Images_Images of Empowerment Effects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Theme: Transforming states

Foreign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
The Nordic Model — lessons for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state...

Social protection Economic growth Labour market
Research Brief
Pushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania Social protection Policy entrepreneurs Political settlements
Research Brief
Social protection as a political brand: Example from Malawi Elections Political branding Social protection
Poverty and the pandemic in the Pacific

COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific...

COVID-19 Pandemic Global poverty
Research Brief
Understanding elite commitment to social protection in Rwanda Rwanda Social protection Policy transfer
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
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
Rama George-Alleyne / World Bank CANCELLED - Launch of World Bank white paper - Protecting All: Risk-Sharing in a Diverse and Diversifying World
4 November 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
The case for universal social insurance in Latin America

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
Who should get what, how and why?: DfID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa

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

Africa Policy transfer Politics
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