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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
Presentation
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
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
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
Book Chapter
Social assistance, electoral competition, and political branding in Malawi

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

Elections Political branding Social protection
Book Chapter
The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Zambia

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

Cash transfers Ideas Political settlements
Book Chapter
Pushing for policy innovation: The framing of social protection policies in Tanzania

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

Social protection Policy entrpreneurs Political settlements
Book Chapter
Distributional concerns, the ‘developmental state’ and the agrarian origins of social assistance in Ethiopia

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

Food security Political settlements Process tracing
Book Chapter
Building a conservative welfare state in Botswana

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

Social protection Drought Relief Conservatism
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
Annual Lecture
Latin America-unsplash WIDER Annual Lecture 23 - Informality: addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America
30 October 2019
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
Past event
Working Paper
Winning or buying hearts and minds?: Cash transfers and political attitudes in Pakistan

This paper studies how household-level receipts of cash transfers affect political attitudes in Pakistan. The paper exploits the locally exogenous eligibility cut-off of the flagship Benazir Income Support Programme to estimate causal effects...

Social protection Political attitudes Cash transfers
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
Research Brief
Financing the social cash transfer scale-up in Zambia: A tax-benefit microsimulation Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
Journal Article
Quantifying the Impacts of Expanding Social Protection on Efficiency and Equity: Evidence from a Behavioral Microsimulation Model for Ghana

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

Developing countries Social protection Taxation
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