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A Case for Institutional Demand as Effective Social Protection: supporting smallholders through procurement and food assistance programmes

Resources - Author: Ana Carla Miranda, Andrew Howe, Ryan Nehring / Year: 2017

This paper focuses on the rationale for state-based market interventions to support smallholder production along with some case studies that follow the evolution and impact of what we call “institutional demand” policies. Institutional demand is an intervention that aims to improve regional markets by establishing coordinated purchases for regional...

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Integrated Social Policy Report V: Towards a New Welfare Mix? Rethinking the Role of the State, the Market and Civil Society in the Provision of Social Protection and Social Services

Resources - Author: Gisela Nauk, Vanessa Steinmayer / Year: 2014

Welfare systems in Arab countries are at their limits. Stretched by substantial population growth over the past years, the Governments are increasingly unable to integrate all people from all ages, all regions and all income groups into the labour market and into social protection schemes. After initial years of...

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Financing social protection

Resources - Author: Arthur van de Meerendonk, Fabio Bertranou, Krzysztof Hagemejer, Michael Cichon, Pierre Plamondon, Wolfgang Scholz / Year: 2004

Designing social protection systems that are effective and equitable as well as fiscally, financially and economically efficient has been a challenge for many countries. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the many financing options available while also provides a thorough analysis of their advantages and disadvantages and their...

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Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries

Resources - Author: Isabel Ortiz, Kalaivani Karunanethy, Matthew Cummins / Year: 2015

It is often argued that social protection is not affordable or that government expenditure cuts are inevitable during adjustment periods. But there are alternatives, even in the poorest countries. This working paper offers an array of options that can be explored to expand fiscal space and generate resources for...

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Financial institutions, markets and globalization

The globalization of international trade, investments and financial markets has had profound implications for national economies, labour markets and employment, as well as social protection systems. High rates of economic growth in some countries have benefited some, yet poverty and inequality still remain high in many parts of the...

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