Social accountability in the delivery of social protection: Exploration of approaches and principles

On 1 March 2018, HelpAge International and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth organised the second in a three part webinar series focused on the role of social accountability in the delivery of social protection. The recording is available here and the presentation here . The event explored approaches to social accountability through two case studies. The first was the Zanzibar Universal Pension Scheme (ZUPS), a non-contributory social pension available to all older Zanzibaris aged 70 years and above (approximately 25,000 older people). Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania with a population of almost 1 million. The second case study was the Social Protection and Poverty Reduction programme in Indonesia, which has a number of integrated social protection...Read more

The e-TRANSFORM UNICEF run is a partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia to offer this training for its local staff. This version was adapted exclusively for its purpose and will be held from 2 July until 7 September 2018!

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The second run of the TRANSFORM online course will take place from 9 July to 14 September 2018 and we would like to invite you to apply!

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Q&A - Webinar: Changes in the provision of social protection in MENA since the Arab uprisings

Dear members, please see attached Rana Jawad's and Markus Loewe's answers to the questions raised during the webinar on Monday, June 11. Thank you for the questions and comments, the presenters have found them very helpful! Some of the questions were...

The Community of Practice on South-South Cooperation for Children (CoP-SSC4C) is organising its second thematic webinar. This time, the topic is South-South Cooperation’s added value in expanding access to development tools, technology and innovations for children.

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The second run of the TRANSFORM online course will take place from 9 July to 14 September 2018 and we would like to invite you to apply!

The “Leadership & Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa” (TRANSFORM) was designed as a request of the African Union, a coalition of UN agencies, led by the ILO, UNICEF and UNDP, in partnership with the European Union Social Protection Systems Programme/Finland and Irish Aid.

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A recent strand of aid programming aims to develop household assets by removing the stresses associated with meeting basic nutritional needs. In this paper, we posit that such programmes can also boost nutrition in recipient households by encouraging further investment in diet. To test this hypothesis, we study the World Food Programme’s “Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO)” in Niger, a conflict-affected, low income country with a high share of malnourishment.

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The world of work is evolving rapidly, driven by factors such as demographic change, globalization, technological progress and climate change. People in Europe and Central Asia are deeply concerned by such megatrends that affect their daily working lives. Over the past centuries, the region has been at the heart of industrial revolutions and has produced social patterns that have inspired nations across the world.

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The Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organisations (Mnepo) recently launched a study titled Realising Income Security in Old Age: A study into the Feasibility of a Universal Old Age Pension in Malawi. Among others, the study found that a universal social pension scheme for older persons is both needed and feasible in Malawi. 

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There is increasing interest in understanding if social protection has the ability to foster social cohesion, particularly between refugees and host communities. Using an experimental evaluation of transfers, including cash, food and food vouchers to Colombian refugees and poor Ecuadorians in urban and peri-urban areas we examine if transfers resulted in changes in social cohesion measures. The evaluation was a cluster-randomized control trial examining a short-term programme implemented over six months by the World Food Programme.

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