Community Development and Social Services Minister, Emerine Kabanshi has disclosed that government will soon introduce other social protection programmes which will help alleviate urban poverty. Ms. Kabanshi said just like in rural areas, there are a lot of impoverished people living in urban areas.
This report argues that there are two paradigms of social protection. Explaining and comparing the different assumptions behind, and impacts of, citizenship and charity paradigms, Stephen Kidd outlines examples from a large number of countries and regions.
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.
Tajikistan is set to launch a nationwide roll-out of its new social assistance programme for poor and vulnerable people after receiving US$1.8 million from the World Bank.
Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is a unique results-based aid initiative that rewards countries for achieving health targets in the poorest municipalities in Mesoamerica. A partnership between private and public donors and governments, it offers lessons for philanthropists, corporate social responsibility teams, and bilateral donors about how to alter development assistance from the usual model of paying for inputs to a new one in which countries are paid for achieving results for their poorest populations.
This guide is a unique resource package that aims to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise for conducting assessment based national dialogue (ABND) exercises, which are the first steps towards the implementation of nationally defined social protection floors. Designed by practitioners for practitioners, it is based on real country cases and experiences.
Social security policies are an important part of a wider strategy to tackle poverty and the ‘leave-no-one behind’ agenda. A coordinated package of social assistance, social insurance, provident funds, labour market and care programmes prevent individuals and their families from falling into or further into poverty, promote access to basic services, contribute to economic growth by raising labour productivity and can strengthen social cohesion.