Welcome to the new edition of socialprotection.org’s newsletter!

This new issue is dedicated to the theme of social protection and people with disabilities. As such, we are excited to share a publication with you which takes a look at an old age and disability pension programme in Timor-Leste, as well as a video about a pilot project aimed at the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Malawi's national Public Works Programme.

Another must-read is the new blog post on social protection for adolescent HIV and AIDS related-outcomes in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Finally, we invite you to upcoming webinars on diagnostics of social protection systems and universalization of health care in emerging economies.

Happy reading!


This month we share the following publications:

Published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this article provides an overview of Timor Leste’s old age and disability pension programme (SAII), which was the first scheme to be introduced after the country gained its independence which specifically targeted elderly people and people with disabilities.
Produced by GIZ Malawi, this video provides insight into the pilot project "Making Public Works Inclusive" implemented in 2016 in Dedza District in Malawian Central Region. It also explains the approach the pilot has taken on including persons with disabilities in Malawi's national Public Works Programme.

New blog post
In the blog post "Resourcing resilience: the case for social protection for adolescent HIV and AIDS related-outcomes in Eastern and Southern Africa", Lesley Gitting shares some of the findings of interviews conducted with social protection experts, service providers, and adolescents themselves as well as a review on the literature on social protection for adolescents living with HIV in these African regions. The post is co-written with Dr. Elona Toska, Dr. Rebecca Hodes and Professor Lucie Cluver.

Virtual Campus
Don’t miss the next webinars on socialprotection.org
13 July
9:30am (EDT)

27 July
3pm (GMT +2)

Netanyahu: disability pension to increase to NIS 4,000 in six months, published by Y Netnews.com, on 27 June, 2017.

Fiji: $113.4m for women and children, published by The Fiji Times Online, on 3 July, 2017.

Check out the highlighted event of the month!

7-18 August
Cape Town, South Africa

More details here

Organized by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) and the Maastricht University, this course includes a coordinated series of theme-oriented sessions, practical skill-building workshops, field trips to visit social protection sites and relevant technical skills training.

Discussion Forum
If you're looking for a new job opportunity, we have some ideas to share with you!

ECLAC is looking for a Social Affairs Officer to work in Santiago, Chile, while DGACM is hiring a Programme Evaluation Officer to work in New York. Check out these and other vacancies on socialprotection.org's Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers page.

As always, we invite you to share job opportunities and call for papers in the field of social protection with the platform's specialised community.

Ambassador Programme
This month we are proud to present to you our socialprotection.org ambassadors for North America. We also invite you to visit the Ambassadors’ area of the platform to learn more about the programme..