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Social Protection, Food Security and Nutrition in Six African Countries

Resources - Author: Jonas Nzabamwita, Stephen Devereux / Year: 2018

Evaluations of social protection interventions across Africa often register significant success in improving household food security indicators, but little or no improvement in individual nutritional outcomes. One reason is under-coverage of poor people; another is the low value of social transfers. This paper reviews experiences with social protection in...

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Older Women’s Economic Empowerment: A review of the literature

Resources - Author: Lucia Rost / Year: 2018

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised, leaving them invisible to...

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Between Work and Care: Older women’s economic empowerment

Resources - Author: Abigail Hunt, Emma Samman, Fiona Samuels, Georgia Plank, Lucia Rost / Year: 2018

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised, leaving them invisible to...

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Adolescents with disabilities: Enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development

Resources - Author: Bassam Abu Hamad, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Jennifer Muz, Joan Hamory Hicks, Kassahun Tilahun, Kifah Bani Odeh, Letisha Lunin, Maria Stavropoulou, Nicola Jones, Paola Pereznieto, Sarah Baird, Workneh Yadete / Year: 2018

Around the world, there are between 93 million and 150 million children and adolescents living with disabilities. Most of those children (80%) live in the global South, where 80% of persons with disabilities live below the poverty line. Children and adolescents with disabilities are far more likely than their...

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The household and individual-level economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Author: Benjamin Davis, Paul Winters, Silvio Daidone, Sudhanshu Handa / Year: 2017

Results from seven recently completed rigorous impact evaluations of government-run unconditional social cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa show that these programmes have significant positive impacts on the livelihoods of beneficiary households. In Zambia, the Child Grant programme had large and positive impacts across an array of income generating...

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Qualitative research and analyses of the economic impacts of cash transfer programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Resources - Author: Jeremy Holland, Mosope Otulana, Pamela Pozarny, Simon Brook, Valentina Barca / Year: 2015

Support for (CT) programmes has been growing in sub-Saharan Africa over the last ten years. Since late 2004, the African Union has provided encouragement to countries to develop their own social policy frameworks, with a Plan of Action supported by governments that commits member states to expanding and empowering...

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EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS)

Resources - Year: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS) is a 4-year programme supporting ten developing partner country governments and national expert institutions in their efforts to develop inclusive and sustainable social protection systems in close co-ordination with other international partners. Link to...

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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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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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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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Realizing the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food (ESS Working Paper No. 51)

Resources - Author: Stephen Devereux / Year: 2015

This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security. It considers the contribution of mainstream social protection instruments, such as cash transfers, to food security. The paper presents specific food security policies that would strengthen the ability of national social protection floors to address food...

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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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