The “Leadership & Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa - TRANSFORM” is the product of a large-scale collaboration between various institutions, conducted over several years. TRANSFORM has been developed primarily by African experts, to speak more directly to the specific challenges of building and managing social protection floors in Africa. The initiative aims at constant joint development and updating of the material, recognising the importance of growing regional expertise.
A new set of guidelines that provide humanitarian organisations with inclusion standards to ensure older people and people with disabilities are not marginalised in emergency responses has been launched today.
In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with civil war, natural disaster, displacement, and other shocks. Social protection systems also help build human capital by connecting people to jobs, investing in the health and education of the
NAIROBI — The humanitarian sector should aim to deliver aid in the most cost-effective, efficient ways, and this can be reached through unconditional cash transfers, argued panelists in Devex’s recent webinar on the use of cash transfers in crisis responses. The delivery of in-kind food aid can result in aid recipients selling the food in local markets, often at a discount to the original value, because what was given to them wasn’t what they needed at the time, they said.
Following the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa in 2015, there is consensus around the need for developing countries to raise more domestic resources to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Developing countries have committed to ‘step up domestic revenue mobilisation’, development partners have pledged to ‘collectively double their technical cooperation’, and all have agreed to ‘ensure policy coherence’.
Are the effects of antipoverty policies heterogeneous across geographical clusters? If so, do contextual factors affect these differences? This paper addresses these questions by examining the effects of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Brazil. While extensive research has been conducted on the evaluation of the mean impacts of CCTs on human development, research examining the heterogeneity of the effects across areas and its determinants is lacking. This is a crucial issue as CCT programs are now implemented in many countries that are large and geographically heterogeneous.
Evaluating Social Programs is J-PAL’s flagship executive education course. The two-day course provides participants with an introduction to randomized evaluations and when they can be used strategically in program or policy evaluation. An optional third day is open to participants who wish to understand the pragmatic considerations involved in conducting a randomized evaluation.
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China lifted 12.89 million rural people out of poverty in 2017 as it progresses towards its target of eradicating poverty, official data showed Thursday.
There were still 30.46 million rural people living below the national poverty line at the end of 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s.
The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the darkest corners of Earth. We are on the cusp of an energy revolution that has the potential to improve the quality of life for the world’s most disadvantaged and poor.