Recording of the webinar dedicated to "Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Social compacts for sustainable financing of social protection systems" hosted by the socialprotection.org platform on 28 October, 2016. This webinar is the third of the Fiscal Space for Social Protection Webinar Series, organised by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) & HelpAge International. This webinar addresses the interconnectivity of social compacts and fiscal space.

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HIV/AIDS Care and Support Capacity and Needs in Zambia: An Assessment in Four Districts

The Zambia Ministry of Health (1999) estimates that 1 million adults in Zambia have been infected with HIV, and that 300 to 500 people are infected every day. Every year, 99,000 Zambians die of AIDS. An estimated 21,000 children are infected in Zambia with...

The objectives of this paper are: i) to present the record of World Bank's involvement in disability as part of its overall development strategy; ii) to share with development partners some of the good practices the Bank has discovered; and iii) to stimulate new ways to address the problems of people with disabilities through partnerships, better practices and the further mainstreaming of disability into the work of the Bank.

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This policy brief summarises the findings of a rigorous review of the evidence on the impacts of cash transfers on individuals and households, covering literature spanning 15 years (2000–2015) (Bastagli et al., 2016). This review is distinct from other cash transfer reviews in terms of the methods used, the breadth of the evidence synthesised, and a focus on programme design and implementation features.
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Since 1998, Romania’s Builders’ Social Fund, or Casa Socială a Constructorilor (CSC), has provided income protection for workers in the construction sector during the interruption of work in winter. The CSC is a non-profit organization based on a sectoral social agreement. It operates on a bipartite basis. It is governed by a general assembly which is composed of representatives of social partners. 

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This brief presents the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) in Mongolia. The OSS is a response to the challenge of providing quality social services in Mongolia, the most sparsely populated country in the world.

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Social Assistance in Vietnam: Review and Proposals for Reform which provides an overview of Vietnam’s national social protection system. It was prepared by Development Pathways to support the Government of Vietnam as it developed its new “Masterplan for Social Assistance Reform”. It was financed by UNDP and was undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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This paper develops a framework to assess organizational performance in the delivery of social safety nets. Specifically, it provides guidance to task teams and program managers for identifying indicators of governance and service quality in targeted cash transfer programs.

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The impact of social protection on children is under-researched. Key findings and insights from the existing literature include:

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Myanmar has an important opportunity to improve the health status and education outcomes of its people after decades of underspending and institutional neglect in the social sectors. Low access to health, education and social protection services has severely worsened human development outcomes, which ranked among the lowest in the region. Since 2011, there has been a sea change in public policy with rapidly rising social spending to expand access to services and protect families from poverty.

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