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How to Make ‘Cash Plus’ Work: linking cash transfers to services and sectors

Resources - Author: Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Bruno Martorano, Keetie Roelen, Luigi Peter Ragno, Stephen Devereux, Tia Palermo / Year: 2017

The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity. In recognition of these limitations, several ‘cash plus’ initiatives have been introduced, whereby cash transfers are...

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Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Resources - Author: Zlata Bruckauf / Year: 2017

It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020...

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From Protection to Production (PtoP)

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The From Protection to Production (PtoP) project is a multi-country impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is a collaborative effort between the FAO, the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office and the governments of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. PtoP activities are mainly...

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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

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 eight options that should be explored to expand fiscal space and generate resources to achieve the...

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Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate

Resources - Year: 2017

Climate change is one of many forces contributing to an unfolding water crisis. In the coming years, the demand for water will increase as food production grows, populations grow and move, industries develop and consumption increases. This can lead to water stress, as increasing demand and use of water...

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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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Financial Support for Single Parents in Caring for their Children: Private child support and social assistance

Resources - Author: Debbie Budlender / Year: 2015

Public assistance in the Caribbean generally does not include special provisions for sole parents. Instead, such families—if they are fortunate—receive support through the limited general public assistance schemes.  The amount of benefits in Caribbean countries is likely to be lower than in developed countries in both absolute and relative...

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Case Study On The St. Lucia National Eligibility Test

Resources - Author: Debbie Budlender / Year: 2014

Establishing gender and child responsive social protection schemes that ensure universal access to health care including maternity care, and basic income security, will protect women and their families from the effects of economic shocks and crises that may result in job and wage losses. UN Women and UNICEF through...

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Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning from the literature

Resources - Author: Debbie Budlender / Year: 2014

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. Governments of six Eastern Caribbean countries conducted social safety net assessments in 2009 – 2010, with the support of UN Women and UNICEF in partnership with the World Bank. These reforms, which have been ongoing for...

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Conditional Cash Transfer: A policy brief

Resources - Author: Debbie Budlender / Year: 2014

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. In 2009 – 2010, UNICEF and UN Women in partnership with the World Bank supported the governments of six countries in the OECS sub-region to conduct national social safety net assessments. A striking feature of the...

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Social Protection for Child Rights and Well-Being in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (Advocacy Brief)

Resources - Year: 2015

Social protection can help guarantee adequate living standards for children and contribute to the realization of their rights. Investing in it helps States build more cohesive societies, more resilient communities and stronger economies. To fight child poverty and social and economic vulnerability, countries need to develop well-integrated social protection...

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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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HIV-Sensitive Social Protection: What does the evidence say?

Resources - Author: Miriam Temin / Year: 2010

Social protection increases the resilience of households to shock and reduces barriers to essential services. When done well, it is based on a comprehensive assessment of risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to HIV and AIDS. A social protection strategy and its constituent programmes are designed to reduce, mitigate...

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Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment

Resources - Year: 2015

In 2000 the Member States of the United Nations signed the Millennium Declaration, which later gave rise to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Goal 7, to ensure environmental sustainability, included a target that challenged the global community to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to...

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