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INCLUDE launches Question of the Week

Each week, the INCLUDE secretariat will select a recent policy question on inclusive development and feature it on its Knowledge Forum. This forum serves as an arena for lively debate between policymakers, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders. Join the discussion on the first Question of the Week: ‘To what extent are cash transfers effective in promoting women’s employment in Africa?’


What are promising examples of the design and implementation of social protection legislation in African countries?

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The INCLUDE 'question of the week' serves as an online arena for debate between policymakers, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders on inclusive development, including social protection policies. As member of the socialprotection.org hub, several of these questions can be of interest to you. By sharing your view on the question, you stimulate a more evidence-based policy agenda and have the opportunity to share your knowledge with policymakers. For any questions or comments feel free to contact me: frank@includeplatform.net.


How can social protection programmes promote entrepreneurship and how can they best benefit informal sector workers?

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New question of the week on the include platform: 

What are promising examples of improved employability as a result of social protection programmes?

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What are promising examples of impact assessments of social protection programmes that also cover cost-effectiveness? 

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New Question of the Week:

"How do political economy factors explain differences in the integration of social protection programmes in national social and development policies in African countries?"

Please leave your reply here. Short replies (containing hyperlinks to relevant publications) are much appreciated as well!


Thanks for this Frank - a very interesting and thought provoking question. 

The Economic Policy Research Institute runs annual social protection courses in Cape Town, South Africa and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The course aims to build the capacity of government policymakers and officials, representatives from bilateral and multilateral agencies, programme practitioners, researchers, project managers and staff members from non-governmental organisations. The course will serve those who want to more effectively design, implement and manage social transfer programmes with the goal of reducing poverty and better achieving the Sustainable Developmental Goals. 

This year, our Cape Town course is taking place 7 - 18 August, and Chiang Mai 2 - 13 October.

Find out more here! http://socialprotection.org/connect/calendar/designing-and-implementing-...



I am accessing this page for the first time. I found the question on how social protection promotes entrepreneurship. Though the question was posted last year I am responding as I thought it would be relevant to provide an update on a recent workshop on this topic. Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSWD) of the Philippines, Social Protection Hub of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Global Alliances for Social Protection of German Development Cooperation- GIZ hosted the workshop from 9-12 May in Manila. The title of the workshop was South-South Knowledge Collaboration: Designing and Implementing Social Protection Programs for Employment. 19 countries attended the event. The Philippines, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia presented on their employment generation programs linked to social protection. Following the presentations, the participants had an in-depth discussion on the programs to learn in details about the approaches and what works and what doesn't. The Concept Note and the PPTs of the workshop are available at the Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC) site. Videos of the presentations and an outcome report will be published shortly.

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