This definiiton encompasses all developing regions.

The second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, will provide a presentation on the process of initiation, implementation, results, reception and impact of an ISPA Assessment of the Public Works Component of the Tanzanian Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme.

Panelists:

Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania

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Assessing economic, social and environmental impact through public works: An introduction to the ISPA PWP Tool

This week’s webinar hosted by socialprotection.org on the 14th of July was organized by Inter Agency Social Protection Assessments (ISPA) Coordination team. The moderator was Luz Rodriguez, a Social Protection Specialist from the World Bank. The panelist, Mito Tsukamoto, a Senior Employment Intensive Investment Expert at the International Labour Organization, spoke about and provided an introduction to the Public Works Programme Tool as part of social protection systems. The recording is available here and the presentation here . All webinars in this series can be found under the ISPA Tools tag. Mito introduced the discussion by describing the use of ISPA Tools in that they are aimed at addressing challenges that governments face, regarding their social protection systems. Development...Read more

Climate shocks contribute to a significant share of the humanitarian burden, and are a key factor in increasing poverty and food insecurity. Social protection is increasingly recognised as an instrument to help build resilience to climate risks through long-term, large-scale national systems. However, most experiences to date have focused on social protection’s role for chronic needs, or at best, shock-response, rather than on anticipation and prevention.

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The international community is increasingly aware of the negative impacts of child marriage on a wide range of development outcomes. Ending child marriage is now part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet investments to end the practice remain limited across the globe and more could be done. In order to inspire greater commitments towards ending child marriage, this study demonstrates the negative impacts of the practice and their associated economic costs.

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Participatory Action Research (PAR) engages people in communities as agents of change. Traditionally, development project ‘beneficiaries’ have rarely been included in researching issues, finding solutions, designing indicators or measuring change.  PAR provides a way of changing this, offering an inclusive community-driven approach to development. It is also an effective way of building participatory learning into organisations supporting development and social change.

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Event aimed to equip policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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In 2015, global leaders committed to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Yet this Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4) cannot be achieved without greater accountability for all those involved – governments, schools, teachers, parents, students, civil society, the international community and the private sector.

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This note provides technical and operational guidance to stakeholders of the agriculture, food security and nutrition sector intervening in protracted crises, fragile and humanitarian contexts to ensure that children are not engaged in activities that could negatively affect their health, development or education, and are not employed in hazardous working conditions. It presents the basis to understand that agriculture, food security and nutrition programming in the aftermath of a crisis have potentially both positive and negative effects on children.

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A craze sweeping the social protection world for Social Registries is systematically depriving some of the world's poorest not only of social protection but also of access to vital services. So argues Development Pathways' latest publication, Anti-Social Registries: How have they become so popular?

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TRANSFORM

WHAT IS TRANSFORM? TRANSFORM is an innovative learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa. It encompasses learning materials and methods for adult learning, to help decision makers and practitioners take ownership in...