Creating fiscal space for universal social pensions: Taxing the top 1%

Publication explores the impacts of Malawi's national unconditional cash transfer program targeting ultra-poor households on youth mental health. Experimental findings show that the program significantly improved mental health outcomes. Among girls in particular, the program reduces indications of depression by about 15 percentage points.

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Is Nigeria's social protection on the cusp of transformation?

Building on government systems for shock preparedness and response: The role of social assistance data and information systems

A vast majority of the women who are counted as workers in South Asia are in agriculture, and women account for over half the agricultural workforce in most countries of the region. Women agricultural workers and their work, however, remains largely unrecognized in law and policy. It is either unpaid or underpaid. Household poverty, chronic as well as transient, is an important driver of women’s work in this sector, and for many women this work is not associated with economic empowerment.

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Drawing on the background paper on interlinkages between social protection, services and infrastructure (Chopra 2018), this paper provides insights into the interlinkages that might be found, or sought, in contexts that are in the midst of or recovering from violent conflict or that have fragile governance systems that undermine capacity to deliver social protection, services and infrastructure effectively, particularly in support of gender equality, equity and empowerment.

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This paper is the result of a global review of the effectiveness of different methods of selecting social protection recipients, both targeted and universal schemes. The work, supported by the Church of Sweden, considered the effectiveness of 38 programmes across 23 low- and middle-income countries, including means-tested schemes and those using proxy means testing, community-based targeting, self-targeted and pension testing.

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On the occasion of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UNICEF and the GAGE consortium coordinated by ODI invite you to attend: Gender- and Adolescent-Responsive Social Protection: Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

Location: Conference Room 1 (CR1), United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 (EST) / 15:00-16:15 (GMT) 

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This paper aims to outline good strategies and practices in designing and implementing gender- and child-sensitive cash transfer programmes (CTPs) based on international experience. The paper’s focus on single programme features underlines the significance of considering anticipated effects on women and children during each step of programme design, implementation and evaluation.

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