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The Right to Employment and Social Protection in Rural Settings: The example of the Indian MGNREGA

Expert commentaries - Date: 9 May 2016 / Author: Ellen Ehmke

The right to social security and to an adequate standard of living is centrally codified in numerous international human rights instruments and international social security standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Articles 22 and 25), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Articles 9 and...

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India’s Basic Income Experiment

Resources - Author: Rasmus Schjoedt / Year: 2016

This brief looks at the effects of a basic income pilot project conducted in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Despite a short implementation period and relatively low benefit levels, the effects were impressive: by the end of the project it was possible to see significant improvements in living...

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Social Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi

Resources - Author: FAO / Year: 2013

A programme run by the Government of Malawi is providing cash transfers to more than 26,000 of the country’s poorest households. FAO’s ‘From Protection to Production’ project (PtoP), run in collaboration with Unicef with funding from DFID and the EU, is evaluating the impact of these cash transfers on...

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Global evidence on inequities in rural health protection: New data on rural deficits in health coverage for 174 countries

Resources - Author: Xenia Scheil-Adlung / Year: 2015

This paper presents global estimates on rural/urban disparities in access to health-care services. The report uses proxy indicators to assess key dimensions of coverage and access involving the core principles of universality and equity. Based on the results of the estimates, policy options are discussed to close the gaps...

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment to improve food security and nutrition

Resources - Author: FAO, IFAD, WFP / Year: 2014

This report presents the most recent estimates of undernourishment and shows the progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. Findings show that progress in hunger reduction at the global level and in many countries has continued but that substantial additional effort is needed in...

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Rural workers and rural populations

Most people living in rural areas in the Global South do not have access to social protection. People in rural areas are disproportionately exposed to income insecurity, as employment is typically casual, seasonal and low paid. With few resources, low income, and high risk exposure, rural populations are particularly...

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