International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues that the poorest countries can afford to finance social protection, and there are eight options to create fiscal space.
Social Policy and the Elimination of Extreme Poverty
“In middle-income countries, it may be that growth has lifted all the poor out of poverty who can be lifted; for the rest, social policy will be needed (Raj M. Desai 2015).”
Can Graduation Programmes End Child Poverty?
Can social protection lift up households out of poverty sustainably? The keyword of this sentence is ‘sustainably’.
Cash Transfers Boost the Local Economy in Cambodia
What components or types of social protection programmes most effectively reduce poverty and vulnerability? What about impacts on a local economy?
Is Social Protection Ready for Ageing ASEAN?
ASEAN countries are enjoying a rapid economic growth. However, most of them are likely vulnerable to some changes that would happen in the post-2015 era.
Lesotho Launched National Social Protection Strategy
On 4 February 2015, Lesotho launched the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS).
Djibouti’s Social Safety Net Tackles Nutrition through Cash-for-Work
The World Bank made a commitment to support the continuation of its Social Safety Net (SSN) program in Djibouti.
World Bank Pledged $1.8 billion to Fight Poverty in the Horn of Africa
The World Bank has pledged $1.8 billion to countries in the Horn Africa to invest in social safety net and infrastructure.
Graduation Strategy for the Poor out of Poverty: Protection and Promotion
Graduation strategy for the poor to get out of poverty is one of the major concerns for the policy makers.
New Directions in Social Policy: Towards a Post-2015 Agenda
UNRISD held an interesting panel discussion at UNOG Library in April 2014.