Beyond the World Bank: The fight for universal social protection in the Global South

The World Bank Group promotes a model of social protection via poverty-targeted programmes that are error-strewn and can cause social unease, and set back progress towards universal social protection. But a global coalition, led by borrowing governments themselves, is fighting back. This briefing is based on the book "'Beyond the World Bank: The Fight for Universal Social Protection in the Global South", which explores the Bank’s approach to social protection.