What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies?

Refugee camp, Rwanda (2006) Photo credit: Elisa Finocchiaro, Flickr
What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies? The webinar, titled What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies , presented the findings concerning social protection systems and crisis management in Pakistan, Mozambique, Mali, the Sahel, Philippines and Lesotho. The event took place on the 11 January 2018, and focused on themes surrounding shock responsive systems and social assistance. The webinar was hosted by socialprotection.org and organised by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Cash Learning Partnership (CALp) and the National Institute of Psychical Health (INASP). The webinar was moderated by Sarah Bailey (Research...Read more

Throughout their lives, rural women face multiple risks to their livelihoods and overall wellbeing, yet their access to affordable insurance schemes remains inadequate. This webinar, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the 

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Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Presentation of the webinar held on 14 December 2017, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which explored what is being done to increase financial protection for the poorest rural women, and how to design insurance schemes that address t

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This unemployment protection guide covers knowledge, expertise and instruments that were developed through technical assistance to ASEAN countries provided by the ILO/Japan Project, Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia. 

It can be used also as a toolkit by policy-makers to conduct feasibility studies for the design of unemployment benefits schemes for both informal and formal economy workers that are linked with employment promotion policies. Five case studies designed to put into practice knowledge and tools are available in a separate booklet.

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This paper explores the progress of the Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health and Nutrition (EVA) project implemented by Palladium in partnership with the Centre for Communications Programmes Pakistan. EVA aims to empower, organise and facilitate Pakistan’s citizens to hold the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to account for the delivery of quality reproductive, maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition services (RMNCH-N).

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The complexity of extreme poverty challenges designers of development programmes to identify clear entry-points for interventions which can lead to progressive improvements in lives and livelihoods. This paper investigates the approach of the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), which transfers investment capital to targeted extremely poor households. Drawing on 12 months of fieldwork this paper examines the processes resulting from the implementation of the programme.

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Harvesting Child Nutritional Gains through the Graduation Approach: Results from a Randomized Control Trial on BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Program

This week’s webinar, titled Harvesting Child Nutritional Gains through the Graduation Approach: results from Randomized Control Trial on BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Program , debated the implications of the TUP graduation programme, developed by BRAC. The event was hosted by socialprotection.org and organised by the Social Protection for Employment – Community (SPEC) , in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and BRAC. Lisa Hannigan (Director for Poverty and Social Transfers Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia) moderated the discussions, while Nazia Moqueet (Technical Specialist, BRAC USA) and Wameq A....Read more

Sustainable economic growth: Integrating environmental and social protection

Economic development projects are often pursued for the generation of income, employment, and the improvement of living standards. When pursued at the expense of social and environmental interests and sustainability, it raises the question of what kind of development is taking place and for who the state is pursuing such policies. This blog highlights environmental protection in the context of the neoliberal economic development framework in India. Social protection policies and programmes have the potential to offer an approach that reconciles environmental and social interests with economic development. Environmental protection versus economic growth The development-environment debate is the outcome of different value systems by which the environment has been...Read more

Organized by IFPRI’s Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSPS), this workshop aims to bring together key stakeholders to discuss and debate critical issues related to poverty, hunger, and malnutrition that Bangladesh faces. Technical presentations will center on achieving sustainability in food production, consumption, and nutrition, and building resilience to climate and other shocks, with the aim of identifying knowledge gaps and opportunities for accelerating progress to end hunger and undernutrition in Bangladesh.

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