Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

Increasing focus on evidence-based solutions to global development issues calls for innovation in interventions in this space. There is also a need to crowd in private investment given the fiscal constraints faced by governments around the world in financing social protection and development. Impact Bonds can succeed in attracting investment and achieving a shift in policy dialogue to outcome-evaluation, evidence and accountability, although it remains a challenge to find outcomes that serve a policy purpose that are also relevant to investors. Impact bonds In recent years, Impact Bonds have started being discussed as a potential solution for certain kinds of social challenges. These bonds have been variously named as Social Impact Bonds, Development Impact Bonds, Pay-...Read more

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.

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Recording of the webinar organised by the Social Protection for Employment – Community (SPEC) which discussed BRAC’s graduation programme, Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP).
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Cultivating a long-term social protection strategy in Nigeria

A group of young ladies in the Asokoro section of Abuja, Nigeria. Photo credit: Mark Fischer, Flickr
Improving national social protection systems is a major task for all governments. The main purpose of social protection is to reduce poverty, economic shocks and vulnerability, which in turn, helps to determine the country-specific social protection design requirements (ADB, 2003). In Nigeria, there are three tiers of government: federal, state and local. Prior to the current political dispensation, at the federal level, some forms of social protection programmes had been instituted by military and civilian governments. Past social protection interventions in Nigeria include: Family Economic Advancement Programme Better Life for Rural Women Directorate for Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure National Directorate of Employment Family Support Programme Family Economic...Read more

Recording of the fourth webinar linking social protection and employment programmes, organised by the Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC), on socialprotection.org.

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Webinar recording from the second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, provided 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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The first session of the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool" webinars, continuing the ISPA Tool Webinar Series, presented a general introduction on the development of the Tool and how it can help national and global stakeholders assess the performance of public works programmes in a country, as well as setting out possible enhancement and scaling up of existing programmes and/or contributing to the design of new programmes.

Panelist:

Mito Tsukamoto, Senior Specialist, Employment Intensive Investment Programme, the International Labour Organisation

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United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition, UNSCN

The mission of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is to provide a global strategic guidance and advocacy in nutrition to ensure engagement and investment at the highest level and ensures progress towards nutrition security for all; Enhance dialogue and linkages, fostering joint nutrition action, partnerships and mutual accountability between UN agencies; Harmonize concepts, including methodologies and guidelines, policies and strategies in response to the nutritional needs of countries; Facilitate knowledge exchange of practices, tools and needs, enhancing coh

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Frontiers in Public Health

Frontiers in Public Health is a multidisciplinary open-access journal which publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research and is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians, policymakers and the public worldwide. The journal aims at overcoming current fragmentation in research and publication, promoting consistency in pursuing relevant scientific themes, and supporting finding dissemination and translation into practice.

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The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel. Close to 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in the current lean season.

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