Social accountability in social protection: Unpacking the concept

On 18th January 2018, HelpAge International and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth co-hosted the first in a three part webinar series focused on the role of social accountability in social protection . This was the first time that experts and practitioners from across the globe had been brought together to discuss this important topic. Social accountability is an approach to building accountability in which citizens are the key actors . More specifically, it refers to ‘ the extent and capacity of citizens to hold the state and service providers accountable and make them responsive to the needs of citizens and beneficiaries’ . Social accountability is important for social protection for at least three reasons: It helps ...Read more

The e-TRANSFORM UNICEF run is a partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia to offer this training for its local staff. This version was adapted exclusively for its purpose and will be held from 2 July until 7 September 2018!

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The second run of the TRANSFORM online course will take place from 9 July to 14 September 2018 and we would like to invite you to apply!

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Social protection policies typically involve multiple sectors, ranging from food security to health care. Despite this, limited research is directed toward understanding how different social protection programs complement each other. In this study, we explore complementarities between three major national social protection programs in rural Ethiopia: the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), the Health Fee Waiver (HFW) system, and the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) in the Ethiopian highlands (Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions).

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Experience of cash transfer programming (CTP) in West Africa has traditionally focused on responding to chronic food crises in the Sahelian strip. Since 2015, the intensification of the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has led to the development of an interest in cash transfers across sectors, a dynamic driven by organizations’ headquarters, drawing lessons from the emergency response in the Middle East and the experimentation with Multipurpose Cash Grants1 (MPGs).

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The second run of the TRANSFORM online course will take place from 9 July to 14 September 2018 and we would like to invite you to apply!

The “Leadership & Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa” (TRANSFORM) was designed as a request of the African Union, a coalition of UN agencies, led by the ILO, UNICEF and UNDP, in partnership with the European Union Social Protection Systems Programme/Finland and Irish Aid.

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The world of work is evolving rapidly, driven by factors such as demographic change, globalization, technological progress and climate change. People in Europe and Central Asia are deeply concerned by such megatrends that affect their daily working lives. Over the past centuries, the region has been at the heart of industrial revolutions and has produced social patterns that have inspired nations across the world.

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Few would have predicted when we started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes.

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World Solidarity

World Solidarity believes strongly in the power of people together. Started in 1974, World Solidarity (WSM) is the NGO in charge of the international cooperation of the Christian Workers Movement in Belgium. With their support and funds from the Belgian Development Cooperation, World Solidarity works with partner organisations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to create Decent Work worldwide in order to guarantee a better life. WSM and IIWE support 73 social movements and 21 synergies in 23 countries (Google map).

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The Framework is intended to be a starting point for further policy dialogue and exchange of practice. While building on practice and evidence to date, it also attempts to set out areas that require either new or deeper experience and will require further joint learning and action. UNICEF recognizes the critical need to work together with decision makers and stakeholders to enhance social protection responses in order to achieve the common goal of fulfilling the rights of all children and their families.

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