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From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Author: Afua Twun-Danso, Andrew Kardan, Angela Baschieri, Anna McCord, Benjamin Davis, Benjamin Schwab, Bettina Ramirez, Beyene Birru, Carlos Alviar, Carolyn J. Heinrich, Charlotte Harland, Clare Barrington, Daniel Musembi, David Seidenfeld, Denis Wood, Djanabou Mahonde, Douglas Webb, Ed Taylor, Elayn Sammon, Esmie Kainja, Evelyne Nyokangi, Fredu Nega Tegebu, Gelson Tembo, George Laryea-Adjei, Gustavo Angeles, Guush Berhane, Hannah Reeves, Harry Mwamlima, Heshe Lemma, Ibrahim Sessay, Ingrid van Niekerk, J. Edward Taylor, J. Hoel, J. Kagin, Jennifer Yablonski, Joanne Bosworth, John Hoddinott, Karen Thome, Keetie Roelen, Kelley Toole, Lawrence Ofori-Addo, Leon Muwoni, Lovemore Dumba, Luca Pellerano, Lucie Cluver, Luigi Peter Ragno, Luis Corral, Malefetsane Masasa, Mariam Homayoun, Mateusz Filipski Maureen Mogotsi, Mawutor Ablo, Maxton Tsoka, Michael Samson, Mohammad Farooq, Naquibullah Safi, Natalia Winder Rossi, Natasha Ledlie, Nicola Hypher, Ousmane Niang, Pamela Pozarny Pamela Pozarny, Patrick Ward, Paul Quarles van Ufford, Paul Winters, Peter Mvula, Peter Salama, Ramla Attah, Remy Pigois, Roger Pearson, Samuel Ochieng, Sara Abdoulayi, Sarah Hague, Selwyn Jehoma, Silvio Daidone, Solomon Afaw, Stanfield Michelo, Stephen Devereux, Sudhanshu Handa, Tayllor Spadafora, Ted Chaiban, Thabani Buthelezi, Thilde Stevens, Will Wiseman Winnie Mwasiaji, Yalem Tsegay / Year: 2016

Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which is based on the rigorous impact evaluations and country-case study analysis of government-run cash transfer programmes...

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How Does Nepal’s Child Grant Work for Dalit Children and Their Families? A mixed-methods assessment of programme delivery and impact in Bajura and Saptari

Resources - Author: Anita Ghimire, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Richard Mallett / Year: 2015

This study examines the delivery and impact of Nepal’s Child Grant, so as to identify implementation barriers and recommend ways to improve effectiveness. The cash transfer is targeted at all households with children aged up to five years in the Karnali zone and at poor Dalit households in the...

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Nepal’s Child Grant – How is it Working for Dalit Families? (Briefing Paper)

Resources - Author: Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Richard Mallett / Year: 2015

Social protection has become an increasingly prominent public policy tool in Nepal over the past two decades. Since the insurgency’s end in 2006, the government, with the support of development partners, has explicitly integrated social protection programming into its broader post-conflict development and reconstruction agenda (Holmes and Uphadya, 2009;...

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Provision of Basic Healthcare Services by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks

Resources - Author: Allison Minor, Katherine Brooks / Year: 2013

Basic social services such as education, water and sanitation, healthcare and housing are intended to meet essential human needs. States are given the task of guaranteeing equal access to these services, either through direct provision or through the regulation of services provided by other institutions, such as businesses or...

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The privatization of the pension system in Chile

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Body: ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2011

In 1980 Chile reformed its pension system leading to the privatization of the pensions. This reform gave rise to several representation procedures before the Governing Body under article 24 of the ILO Constitution between 1986 and 2001. The Governing Body concluded that Chile’s pension reform did not comply with...

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Identification for Development: The Biometrics Revolution

Resources - Author: Alan Gelb, Julia Clark / Year: 2013

This paper surveys 160 cases where biometric identification has been used for economic, political, and social purposes in developing countries. About half of these cases have been supported by donors. Recognizing the need for more rigorous assessments and more open data on performance, the paper draws some conclusions about...

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Single registries and integrated MISs: De-mystifying data and information management concepts

Resources - Author: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Year: 2014

In recent years, there has been greater focus on coordinating and harmonising systems for social protection, which  has led to growing interest in and pressure on exploring ways to integrate data and better handle information management across social protection programs. This paper aims to resolve some confusion by discussing the advantages...

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Electronic payment for cash transfer programmes: Cutting costs and corruption or an idea ahead of its time?

Resources - Author: HelpAge International / Year: 2012

There is growing interest in the use of electronic payment (e-payment) systems in cash transfer programmes. When cash is transferred to beneficiaries through e-payment technologies such as mobile phone accounts or smartcards, there is potential to cut costs and reduce corruption compared with physical payment methods. E-payment systems can...

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ISSA Guidelines on Information and Communication Technology

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

The ISSA Guidelines on Information and Communication Technology address the issues related to the management and implementation of ICT systems and provide guidance to support social security institutions in carrying out ICT-related activities. Its main goals are to promote the effectiveness and reliability of social security services, as well...

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ISSA Guidelines Contribution Collection and Compliance

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

These guidelines are intended to cover all the key components of a contribution collection and compliance system. Some are necessarily general, such as those covering the mission, strategy, communication, etc., and could be applied to other social security contexts, but others are quite specific to contribution collection and compliance....

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Social security contribution collection and compliance: Improving governance to extend social protection

Resources - Author: Louis D. Enoff, Roddy McKinnon / Year: 2011

Using survey evidence collected from social security organizations and contribution collection agencies, a major aim of this article is to advance knowledge sharing and good practice on contribution collection and the enforcement of compliance. Although contribution collection and compliance have important social protection, political and fiscal dimensions, this article...

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Social security coverage extension in the BRICS: A comparative study on the extension of coverage in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

This comparative study of the International Social Security Association ISSA presents the diverse approaches of the BRICS for the  extension of social security coverage. It shows how responses take into account the local realities and environment in each country, with a focus on innovations that measurabley extend and improve...

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