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Equity in financing and use of health care in Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania: implications for paths to universal coverage

Resources - Author: Anne Mills, Bertha Garshong, Bronwyn Harris, Filip Meheus, Gemini Mtei, James Akazili, Jane Macha, Jo Borghi, John E Ataguba, Prof Di McIntyre, Suzan Makawia / Year: 2012

Universal coverage of health care is now receiving substantial worldwide and national attention, but debate continues on the best mix of financing mechanisms, especially to protect people outside the formal employment sector. Crucial issues are the equity implications of different financing mechanisms, and patterns of service use. This report provides...

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Electronic payment for cash transfer programmes: Cutting costs and corruption or an idea ahead of its time?

Resources - Author: HelpAge International / Year: 2012

There is growing interest in the use of electronic payment (e-payment) systems in cash transfer programmes. When cash is transferred to beneficiaries through e-payment technologies such as mobile phone accounts or smartcards, there is potential to cut costs and reduce corruption compared with physical payment methods. E-payment systems can...

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Towards a Mozambican Social Protection Floor

Resources - Author: Johannes Mueller, Luca Pellerano, Nuno Cunha, Patrick Gitton, Victor Lledo, Yuan Xiao / Year: 2012

This report has the objective of documenting the key elements of the ongoing social protection policy reform in Mozambique and exploring the technical and financial arguments underlying the Government’s policy options for the implementation of a national social protection floor in the country. The report is organised in 5...

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Handbook on the extension of social security coverage to the self-employed

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2012

In many countries, a large proportion of the working-age population can be considered as self-employed – in both the formal and informal sectors. Given the challenges in covering the self-employed, this development means that a relatively small proportion of the total population may be covered for social security benefits. Targeted measures...

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Social Security for All: Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems. The strategy of the International Labour Organization

Resources - Author: Social Security Department / Year: 2012

This document lays out the social security strategy of the International Labour Organization on the extension of social security. The ILO’s two-dimensional strategy provides clear guidance on the future development of social security in countries at all levels of development. Its horizontal dimension aims at establishing and maintaining social...

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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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The Human Rights Approach to Social Protection

Resources - Author: Carly Nyst / Year: 2012

Summary: This publication constitutes a summary of the analyses and arguments presented by the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda,  in her reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly in regard to the human rights approach to social protection. It is intended to be...

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes: The recent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resources - Author: Aldo Madariaga, Simone Cecchini / Year: 2012

This document summarizes experience with conditional cash transfer or “co-responsibility” (CCT) programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, over a period lasting more than 15 years. This document, which it is hoped will serve as a basis and input for discussion and progress in building social-protection systems premised on...

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on her Mission to Paraguay (A /HRC/20/25/Add. 2)

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2012

The report focuses on a number of flagship programmes, including the Tekoporã conditional cash transfer programme, the Abrazo (“hug”) Programme and the Family Health Units Programme. The report recognizes that major strides have been made in the area of rights-based public policy planning. It also reviews the achievements of the social protection...

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