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Social protection

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  • People walk along a river bank, with cattle in the water in front and fields behind

    Why we need to plug the climate information gap in social protection schemes

    Being prepared to respond to hazards can dramatically reduce risks of livelihood loss for India’s rural poor

    15 July 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman showing her identification card to two officials

    Webinar report: Gender inequalities in social protection

    How can social protection schemes incorporate climate-resilience objectives and respond to the different needs of women and men? That was the topic under discussion at an online meeting hosted by IIED on 2 April 2020

    24 April 2020 | Article | Climate change
  • Three people gather around a wooden table on which papers are stacked

    Webinar: Gender inequalities in social protection – people, households and climate adaptation

    IIED hosted an online discussion on the role of social protection schemes and how they can incorporate climate-resilience objectives and respond to the different needs of women and men

    10 March 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • How far should social protection go?

    The Centre for Social Protection´s conference ‘Social Protection for Social Justice’,  came, in the words of the Institute for Development Studies’ Stephen Devereux, a full 11 and ¾ years after the term ‘social protection’ was first coined. Since then, social protection has risen steadily up the development agenda, and emerging economies such as Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa have rolled out extensive schemes which transfer cash directly to the poor. This conference challenged delegates to think more critically about the role and limits of such schemes in promoting social justice and challenging structural inequalities.

    20 April 2011 | Blog | Poverty
  • How ‘just giving money to the poor’ helps them adapt to climate change

    Programmes which transfer money directly to the poor help them adapt to climate change. That´s what I´m suggesting in a new briefing paper to be presented at the upcoming conference on ‘Social Protection for Social Justice’, will be held at the Centre for Social Protection in Brighton between the 13th and 15th of April. 

    4 April 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • 'Just give money' or 'just give work' to the poor?

    A previous blogpost on Due South discussed the potential for cash transfers to contribute to climate change adaptation. But 'just giving money to the poor' is not the only social policy programmes being implemented in the developing world. In India, a different approach is being tried: rather than guarantee the poor an income, the government guarantees them paid work, via the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which came into being in 2005.

    14 January 2011 | Blog | Poverty
  • Is Iran sleepwalking towards a universal income grant?

    Almost unnoticed by the world, Iran has moved towards the adoption of a basic income grant to distribute money from its oil industry directly to its citizens. This could be a good example of how distorting fossil fuel subsidies used in many developing countries could be repealed without adversely impacting upon the poor. Furthermore, the outcomes of this policy could have a wider impact on the way rents from natural resources are used - allowing households to choose how to spend profits from resource extraction.

    2 December 2010 | Blog | Economics
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