The healthcare and education impacts of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme

Cash transfers represent a foundational approach to social protection. Unconditional cash transfers have proven to be successful in improving socioeconomic outcomes for recipients. However, there is evidence that in certain contexts, targeted conditional cash transfer programmes can be more effective at achieving an impact. The Philippine conditional cash transfer programme: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps) represents a successful example of this targeted approach, most notably in its impact on health care. Here, cash is received on the condition of healthcare and education expenditure (Fernandes and Olfindo, 2011). Conditional versus unconditional cash transfers Conditionality is a determinant element of social protection programme design. Unconditional cash...Read more

A new 10 million Euro grant from the Government of Germany’s development bank, KfW, will fund a school maintenance project, providing valuable opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees.


Webinar: PEI's State of the Sector Report--trends from the graduation community

The Partnership on Economic Inclusion (PEI) invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, November 29th from 9-10:30am EST to discuss findings from its 2018 State of the Sector report . PEI tracks multi-sectoral economic inclusion programs , which are targeted...

2018 Graduation State of the Sector

The 2018 Graduation State of the Sector report presents findings from the 2017 graduation landscaping survey and provides an overview, identifies trends, and provides analysis of implementations. From July to September of 2017, the Partnership on Economic...

The World Bank on Thursday, November 1, approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Ghana Productive Safety Net project. The project aims at strengthening, improving social safety nets and the productive inclusion of the poor and vulnerable in development.


PEI Newsletter: October 2018

PEI's October 2018 newsletter contains the following: Benchmarking graduation against cash Coaches help discover the pathways out of poverty The growing graduation community Tailoring savings groups to vulnerable populations To achieve SDG1 we must address...

In this seminar, we highlight a study which evaluated the short-term impacts of Heifer International’s livestock transfer and training program in Nepal over a 1.5 year period using a randomized control trial (RCT). The RCT assigned three variations of the program in order to capture differential effects of various program components.  We also evaluated a unique “pay it forward” program rule where recipients were encouraged to share what they have learned and even share some of their newly accumulated wealth, in the form of a productive asset, to other households in need.


From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods: A Technical Guide to the Graduation Approach

This Technical Guide provides a roadmap for those wishing to implement programs based on the graduation approach—an integrated, carefully sequenced, multi-dimensional intervention to address extreme poverty. While the Guide will be useful for all graduation...

Mainstreaming Graduation into Social Protection Floors

To attain the right to social protection for people living in extreme poverty and, simultaneously, SDG Goal 1, it will be necessary to lift the ultra poor above the international extreme poverty line of USD1.90/day. The authors argue that the ‘Graduation’...

Social Protection for Employment - Community (SPEC) is pleased to share this resource matrix to facilitate easy access to publications on social protection and employment. It has now 200 entries, with the details, including file name, author(s)/ presenter(s), category, focus of the materials, description, publication year, and links of the publications provided.