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How Does Resilience Change over Time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

Resources - Author: Lindsey Jones; Paola Ballon; Johannes von Engelhardt / Year: 2018

Knowing how climate hazards affect people’s resilience over time is crucial in designing more effective development and humanitarian interventions. This is particularly important in post-disaster contexts, where people’s livelihood opportunities and wellbeing changes rapidly during the long road to recovery. Yet, to date, our knowledge of resilience is largely...

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The local economy impacts of social cash transfers: a comparative analysis of seven sub-Saharan countries

Resources - Author: Benjamin Davis, J. Edward Taylor, Karen Thome, Mateusz Filipski, Sudhanshu Handa / Year: 2016

Africa has taken centre stage in the use of social cash transfer (SCT) programmes to combat extreme poverty and vulnerability. Between 2000 and 2009, over 120 cash transfer programmes were implemented in sub-Saharan Africa, by both governmental and non-governmental institutions (Garcia and Moore, 2012). These programmes increasingly form part...

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Myth-busting? Confronting Six Common Perceptions about Unconditional Cash Transfers as a Poverty Reduction Strategy in Africa

Resources - Author: Amber Peterman, Audrey Pereira, Benjamin Davis, Jennifer Yablonski, Silvio Daidone, Sudhanshu Handa, Tia Palermo / Year: 2017

In this paper we summarize evidence on six perceptions associated with cash transfer programming, using eight rigorous evaluations conducted on large-scale government unconditional cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa, under the Transfer Project. Specifically, we investigate if transfers: 1) induce higher spending on alcohol or tobacco; 2) are fully consumed...

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Toward more inclusive measures of economic well-being: Debates and practices

Resources - Author: Günseli Berik / Year: 2018

This paper reviews debates and practice around the conventional and alternative measures of economic well-being. It presents alternative aggregate indicators, broadly referred to as “Beyond GDP”, that track non-market contributions to well-being, including household production and ecosystem services. Evaluating the major contending measures–Genuine Progress Indicator, Human Development Index, Happiness/lifeevaluation...

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Egypt Social Project Indicators

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To offer a multidimensional view of socioeconomic well being, Egypt’s Social Progress Indicators (ESPI) measure six topics: health; education; labour; urbanization; food, water, and agricultural land; and economic policy as a determinant of social progress. By incorporating gender analysis across these six topics, ESPI also highlights the gender gaps...

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Data Visualization for Human Rights Advocacy

Resources - Author: Anshul Vikram Pandey, Enrico Bertini, Jeremy Boy, John Emerson, Katharina Rall, Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Oded Nov / Year: 2016

In a world of “Big Data”, data visualization allows the viewer to explore curated data; the creator to quickly convey complex information; and advocates to vividly display their view of a better world. Fields as disparate as journalism, environmental advocacy, and development assistance are taking advantage of these data-filled...

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Evaluating Outside the Box: Mixing Methods in Analysing Social Protection Programmes

Resources - Author: Keetie Roelen, Stephen Devereux / Year: 2014

This paper reflects on the methodological implications of operationalising an expanded framework for evaluating social protection programmes. It specifically discusses the combination and integration of methods as part of the expanded evaluation framework, and does so by using an ongoing evaluation of a cash transfer pilot programme in Tigray, Ethiopia as...

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Mapping existing international social protection statistics and indicators that would contribute to the monitoring of social protection extension through social protection floors

Resources - Author: Florence Bonnet, Lou Tessier / Year: 2013

This report summarises a workshop which brought together representatives from various organizations active in social protection. It presents a mapping of existing, comparable, internationally collected data and related indicators on social protection (and more specifically its contribution to ensuring basic income security throughout the life cycle) and a reflection...

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Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Legal depository - Year: 2012

Recommendation No. 202 is the first international instrument to offer guidance to countries to close social security gaps and progressively achieve universal protection through the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive social security systems. To this aim, the Recommendation calls for (1) the implementation, as a priority, of social protection...

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Measuring results and impact / M&E

Monitoring and evaluation are important tools to improve the quality of social protection programmes and systems, by ensuring accountability and transparency, providing important feedback on the performance of a programme, and identifying possible shortcomings and gaps. Recommendation No. 202 provides guidance on the monitoring of social protection systems, including...

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Access to Accountability Mechanisms and Effective Remedies

A human rights-based approach to social protection requires that policy makers, programme administrators and others whose actions have an impact on a programme should be held accountable for their actions. To meet this human rights requirement, social protection programmes should have mechanisms to collect and process complaints, in particular...

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Conditional Cash Transfers and the Human Right to Social Security

Expert commentaries - Date: 27 May 2014 / Author: Ian Orton

The increasing use of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) has perhaps been one of the most significant additions to the social development agenda of late. CCTs are now key components of many governments’ poverty elimination programmes and feature centrally in the UN’s current Social Protection Floor initiative1 The mainstream media...

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