Social protection systems can play a central role in combating both monetary and multidimensional child poverty, given their potential to contribute to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty, improve children’s nutritional, health and educational status and reduce socio-economic barriers to children’s well-being.
Following a participatory process involving all development players, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) on Djibouti sets goals for poverty reduction and improvement of inhabitants’ living conditions. Analysis of the results of the first three years of implementation of the PRSP reveals a number of significant achievements but shows that chronic weaknesses are still undermining the country’s development efforts.
Report of the ILO Interdisciplinary Mission on Employment Promotion and Social Protection in Bahrain (26-30 January and 26-27 February 2002). The Mission reviewed the social security system and has made specific recommendations in the report with respect to extension of coverage and revision of the benefits system. The question of introducing an unemployment insurance system in view of expectations raised by the NPET, is discussed. The Mission recommends that an in-depth feasibility study be undertaken especially that first time job seekers are usually not covered by such systems.
Algerian State Social Protection policies include a wide range of activities and institutions which can be divided into two main parts: the social security, and state social activity. Part I covers the total beneficiaries and those who have the rights to benefit from social protection funds raised from employee’s share of standard monthly contribution and non- salaried employees. The second part relies on the principle of national solidarity which is guaranteed by the State in the form of cash or permanent or temporary selective support to institutions and social groups.
SOLIDAR's members and partners highlight the imbalances encountering the access to social protection programs, exacerbating poverty and inequality, and deficiencies in Freedom of Association (FoA) and collective bargaining rights with regard to women, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs).
This ODI Working Paper maps key social protection initiatives and stakeholders at national level in the Middle East and North Africa, with a specific focus on child-sensitive social protection. Conclusions suggest that all countries in the region are home to a range of social protection initiatives, and in each country there is a complex jigsaw of different interventions, as well as different modalities for their provision. Some of these have a specific child focus (e.g.
In 2007 and the first half of 2008, a sharp rise in agricultural commodity and food prices triggered grave concerns about food security, malnutrition and increased poverty. While the threat of a prolonged food-price shock receded in the second half of 2008, many factors underlying the price volatility are likely to persist, and will require careful management if future food-price shocks are to be avoided.