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Universal Old Age and Disability Pensions

Resources - Author: André F. Bongestabs / Year: 2016

Despite being one of the youngest and poorest countries of the region, Timor-Leste has offered a universal social pension to its senior citizens and persons with disabilities since 2008. Almost all persons above 60 years and about one in five persons with disabilities participate in the scheme. The pensions...

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Targeting Farmers in Institutional Procurement Programmes: case study of the PAA Africa Programme in Senegal

Resources - Author: Abdoulaye Thiam, Israel Krug, Rosana Pereira de Miranda / Year: 2017

In general terms, this case study aims to analyse the system used by the PAA Africa programme in Senegal to target family farms producing rice in the Kédougou region. More specifically, it aims to highlight the way the targeting process influenced the results and constraints observed during the programme’s...

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Fostering Food Purchase Programmes in Widespread Poverty Contexts: targeting smallholders within the PAA Africa Programme in Niger

Resources - Author: Amadou Diop, Israel Krug, Rosana Pereira de Miranda / Year: 2017

The overall objective of this case study is to present the approach adopted by the PAA Africa programme in the Nigerien context, the programmatic decisions taken to adapt the local purchases to the local context, and the associated challenges Its specific objective is to provide a detailed description of...

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Social Protection and Climate Change: How did the Philippines combine emergency relief with lasting protection after Haiyan?

Resources - Year: 2017

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines’ Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) provided emergency employment opportunities to affected populations, and affiliated participants to several social insurance schemes. Nearly 80,000 programme participants received immediate relief after the typhoon struck in 2013, and were enrolled in the national...

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Social Protection, Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Resources - Author: Elisa Mosler Vidal, Georgina Sturge, Jessica Hagen-Zanker / Year: 2017

This briefing considers the extent to which international labour migrants are covered by social protection, and the implications this has for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). More specifically, this brief shows that social protection coverage of international labour migrants varies considerably, and outlines how this has...

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Health for All, All for Health: lessons from the universalization of health care in emerging economies 

Resources - Author: Ilcheong Yi, Kelly Stetter / Year: 2017

Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”. Meeting this target is about more than just having enough resources to incrementally expand health coverage to the entire population. This Brief provides policy makers with evidence-based...

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Migrant access to social protection under Bilateral Labour Agreements: A review of 120 countries and nine bilateral arrangements (ESS Working Paper No. 57)

Resources - Author: Clara van Panhuys, Geneviève Binette, Samia Kazi-Aoul / Year: 2017

This working paper: (i) examines migrants access to social protection under Bilateral Labour Agreements (BLAs) with a view to providing policy makers with guidelines for extending social protection to migrants and designing better migration policies; (ii) presents the results of a mapping of bilateral and multilateral social security agreements...

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Fiscal Space for Social Protection and the SDGs: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries (ESS Working Paper No. 48)

Resources - Author: Isabel Ortiz, Kalaivani Karunanethy, Matthew Cummins / Year: 2017

The argument that spending on social protection is unaffordable is becoming less common in international development forums. Finding fiscal space for critical economic and social investments is necessary for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for sustained human development of children and women, and for realizing human rights, particularly...

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Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality — assessments and alternatives

Resources - Year: 2017

In the 2030 Agenda governments committed to a revitalized Global Partnership between States and declared that public finance has to play a vital role in achieving the SDGs. But in recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led...

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FAO Social Protection Framework

Resources - Year: 2017

FAO Social Protection Framework presents the Organization’s vision and approach to social protection. FAO recognizes the critical role social protection plays in furthering and accelerating progress around food security and nutrition, agriculture development, rural poverty and resilience building. Link to French version Link to Spanish...

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Extending Social Security by Anchoring Rights in Law

Resources - Year: 2016

The South African social protection system is one of the most comprehensive within the region. Its statutory and effective coverage rates are above the region’s average and comparable or even beyond those of other BRICS countries. The comprehensive nature of the system lies in contributory and non-contributory cash and...

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Extending Social Protection by Anchoring Rights in Law

Resources - Year: 2016

The adoption of the 1988 constitution marked a landmark in the history of the Brazilian social security system by introducing a universal social security model grounded in citizenship rights. The Constitution sets out the State’s responsibility in organizing and legislating social security. This should be done according to principles...

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Basic Income as a Policy Option: can it add up?

Resources - Year: 2017

Recent debates of basic income (BI) proposals shine a useful spotlight on the challenges that traditional forms of income support are facing, and highlight gaps in social provisions that largely depend on income or employment status. A universal “no questions asked” public transfer would be simple and have the...

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Investing in the Care Economy: Simulating employment effects by gender in countries in emerging economies

Resources - Author: Diane Perrons, Jerome De Henau, Susan Himmelweit / Year: 2017

Increasing public investment in emerging economies would boost employment and contribute to economic growth and, depending on the form and location of the investment, contribute to enhancing human development and realizing some of the Sustainable Development Goals. This report makes a case for public investment in social as well...

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