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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

In her first speech in her new role as the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said that millions of pounds are lost every year because persons with disabilities in developing countries do not have the support that they need to access employment.

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“The UK has in place one of the least generous social security systems in the developed world” warns report titled: A Family Stimulus: Supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic recently released by Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in collaboration with Trades Union Congress (TUC).     

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Calling Marcus Rashford: universal child benefits need you!

How do parties integrate the views of voters into their policy platforms? Drawing on a new study of social policy in seven European countries, Michael Pinggera explains that parties increasingly focus on ‘bridge policies’ – policies that are popular among both their support base and the general electorate.

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The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

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Maintains

Maintains is an operational research programme that will develop a stronger evidence base on how countries’ health, education, nutrition, and social protection systems can adapt and expand in response to changing needs during and after shocks, such as floods, droughts, disease outbreaks, population displacements, and pandemics, whilst also continuing to provide existing essential services.

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Climate change disproportionately impacts the world’s most impoverished. So, experts are asking, why can’t they receive direct compensation and support?

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The Lancet

The Lancet began as an independent, international weekly general medical journal founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley. Since its first issue (October 5, 1823), the journal has strived to make science widely available so that medicine can serve, and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.

Over the past two centuries, The Lancet has sought to address urgent topics in our society, initiate debate, put science into context, and influence decision makers around the world.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: 04 December 2020