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    Shock-responsive social protection systems research: synthesis report

    Oxford Policy Management, 2018
    This synthesis report consolidates the evidence and lessons learned from the Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems Research Programme. It draws on all the case studies and other outputs, including the literature review as well as policy briefs on systems development and monitoring and evaluation.
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    Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in

    Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych, 2017
    The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly among other Latin American countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. However, nowhere was the change so embracing as in Chile.
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    MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu: A Story of Success and Transformation?

    Wiley Online Library, 2014
    Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.
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    Social protection and wellbeing: Food security in Adivasi communities, Chhattisgarh, India

    Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways, University of Bath, 2014
    Despite economic growth, persistent levels of absolute poverty remain across the world. Social protection is an important response to this, guaranteeing a basic level of income support. The state of Chhattisgarh, India, provides an interesting model, as government commitment and people’s action combine to buttress food security in communities with historically high levels of disadvantage.
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    Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2016
    Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address gender concerns.
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    Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowerment

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015
    In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, particularly land, and traditional customs allocate them undervalued roles and constrain their voice and mobility.
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    A political economy analysis of social protection programmes in Botswana

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015
    Certain groups within society such as children, older persons and the physically challenged are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of access to social amenities, poor health and poor nutrition compared with the rest of the citizens. Despite being an upper middle-income country, Botswana is not an exception to this problem.
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    The political economy of social protection policy uptake in Nigeria

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015
    None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies.
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    Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials

    2016
    Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressingpoverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in developing Latin American, African, and Asian countries. However, the increasing popularity and adoption of CCTs in Africa have remained highly understudi
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    Inclusive social protection in Latin America: a comprehensive, rights-based approach

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2017
    Owing to continuing severe problems in Latin America, including poverty, inequality, vulnerability, unemployment and informal employment, which worsened during the crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, Latin American countries must be urged strenuously to strengthen their social protection systems and to extend them to include those that are currently excluded, as advocated by previous ECLAC do

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