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What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)

This paper uses the FINDEX and administrative data toestimate the gender, ageand income compositionof workers covered bya mandated pensionscheme in a large numberof developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 113484 MAR 01, 2017

Majoka,Zaineb; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Sorting through the hype : exploring the interface between humanitarian assistance and safety nets (English)

Global interest around humanitarian and social protection issues is remarkable. These feature prominently in some of today’s most complex development challenges, whether supporting poor people in times of crises or providing them with a steady hand while pursuing opportunity. ... See More +

Brief 105769 MAY 01, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)

Co-residence is an important source of support for the elderly, especially in countries where pension systems do not cover most of the population. ... See More +

Brief 96557 MAY 01, 2015

Evans,Brooks Fox; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications : Éaboration de Systèmes de Protection SociaLe et de Promotion du Travail : Concepts et conséquences sur le plan opérationnel (French)

This note presents a framework for designing and implementing social protection and labor (SPL) systems in middle and low income countries. It argues that enhancing coordination across SPL policies, programs, and administrative tools has the potential to enhance both individual program performance as well as the overall provision of social protection across programs. ... See More +

Brief 68514 APR 01, 2015

Disclosed

Monitoring and evaluating social protection programs' efforts to respond to natural disaster and climate change-related shocks (English)

Early integration of disaster risk management/climate change adaptation criteria into social protection programs’ monitoring and evaluation plans, systems, and budgets allows for more effective capture of necessary information, including proxy indicators to measure the reduction of risk exposure. ... See More +

Brief 91807 JUN 01, 2014

Cipryk, Rachel; Ovadiya, Mirey Disclosed

Effective Targeting for the Poor and Vulnerable (English)

The choice of targeting methods for a particular social program depends on the objective of the program and the particular country’s circumstances and experience. ... See More +

Brief 93059 JUN 01, 2014

Leite, Phillippe Disclosed

Targeting households vulnerable to disasters and climate change (English)

Disaster and climate related events exacerbate chronic and transitory poverty because poor and near-poor people have fewer coping and recovery mechanisms. ... See More +

Brief 91777 JUN 01, 2014

Costella, Cecilia; Ovadiya, Mirey Disclosed

Adapting benefit transfer mechanisms to respond to disasters and climate change-related events (English)

Having in place flexible benefit mechanisms which can provide timely and appropriate levels and types of benefits following disasters and climate change related events is critical. ... See More +

Brief 91806 JUN 01, 2014

Ovadiya, Mirey Disclosed

Communication following a disaster (English)

For social protection spe¬cialists, effective stake¬holder communication takes on a heightened importance in the post disaster context. By definition, the socially marginalized are among the most vulnerable. ... See More +

Brief 91808 JUN 01, 2014

Burton, Cynthia; Ovadiya, Mirey Disclosed

Building flexible and scalable social protection programs that can respond to disasters (English)

The adverse impacts of natural disasters and climate change constitute a major risk to the poor and near-poor. Poor men and women face disproportionately higher risks from these events because of their limited ability to cope with shocks. ... See More +

Brief 91778 JUN 01, 2014

Ovadiya, Mirey Disclosed

Defining eligibility for social pensions : a view from a social assistance perspective (English)

Developing and low-income countries around the world have been unable to provide old-age income security to all through contributory pensions. Neither reforms to pension systems nor general growth and development have helped countries to increase coverage much. ... See More +

Brief 93719 JUN 01, 2014

Disclosed

Poverty reduction and investing in people : the new role of safety nets in Africa - experiences from 22 countries (English)

Safety nets are on the rise in Africa, and beginning to evolve from scattered standalone programs into systems. Until recently, many African countries approached social protection on an ad-hoc basis. ... See More +

Brief 83911 NOV 01, 2013

Monchuk, Victoria Disclosed

Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems (English)

The recently released United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) social protection strategic framework and the World Bank social protection and labor strategy call for taking a systems approach to social protection as a way to help countries, communities, families and children enhance resilience, equity and opportunity. ... See More +

Brief 78652 JUN 01, 2013

Rawlings, Laura; Murthy, Sheila; Winder, Natalia Disclosed

Adolescence : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)

Adolescence is a demanding and critical period in life. Failure to meet certain developmental milestones can have serious short- and long-term implications for the individual and society at large. ... See More +

Brief 69995 JUN 01, 2012

Hempel, Kevin; Wuermli, Alice; Lundberg, Mattias Disclosed

Early childhood : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)

Development from conception to five years of age can determine later life outcomes ranging from educational achievement, labor market success, to risky and delinquent behaviors. ... See More +

Brief 69992 JUN 01, 2012

Wuermli, Alice; Hempel, Kevin; Lundberg, Mattias; Arbelaez, Juliana Disclosed

Middle childhood : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)

Middle childhood (approximately 6-12 years old) is a crucial time for developing cognitive and socio emotional competencies, and economic crises can affect children's development with long-lasting consequences for adolescence and adulthood. ... See More +

Brief 69993 JUN 01, 2012

Hempel, Kevin; Wuermli, Alice; Lundberg, Mattias Disclosed

Activation policies in OECD countries : an overview of current approaches (English)

This note summarizes activation policy strategies in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Policy makers can choose from a broad menu of options. ... See More +

Brief 71903 JUN 01, 2012

Immervoll, Herwig Disclosed

Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries : Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)

Across high, middle, and low income countries, the typology of activation and graduation programs and policies-and the principles that drive their design have many similarities and remain relevant for individuals who are not receiving any type of transfer and yet are facing difficulties finding a salary job, moving into self employment, or are involved in low productivity and low earnings activities. ... See More +

Brief 68516 APR 01, 2012

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Productive role of safety nets : La Función Productiva de las Redes de Protección Social (Spanish)

Social protection has long been considered instrumental in redistributing gains from growth to achieve greater equality and only recently has it been seen as a well-designed instrument contributing to higher growth. ... See More +

Brief 68515 APR 01, 2012

Disclosed

Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries : Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (Arabic)

Across high, middle, and low income countries, the typology of activation and graduation programs and policies-and the principles that drive their design have many similarities and remain relevant for individuals who are not receiving any type of transfer and yet are facing difficulties finding a salary job, moving into self employment, or are involved in low productivity and low earnings activities. ... See More +

Brief 68516 APR 01, 2012

Disclosed

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What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113484 Brief
Sorting through the hype : exploring the interface between humanitarian assistance and safety nets (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105769 Brief
An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96557 Brief
Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications : Éaboration de Systèmes de Protection SociaLe et de Promotion du Travail : Concepts et conséquences sur le plan opérationnel (French)
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APR 01, 2015 68514 Brief
Monitoring and evaluating social protection programs' efforts to respond to natural disaster and climate change-related shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91807 Brief
Effective Targeting for the Poor and Vulnerable (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 93059 Brief
Targeting households vulnerable to disasters and climate change (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91777 Brief
Adapting benefit transfer mechanisms to respond to disasters and climate change-related events (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91806 Brief
Communication following a disaster (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91808 Brief
Building flexible and scalable social protection programs that can respond to disasters (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91778 Brief
Defining eligibility for social pensions : a view from a social assistance perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 93719 Brief
Poverty reduction and investing in people : the new role of safety nets in Africa - experiences from 22 countries (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83911 Brief
Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78652 Brief
Adolescence : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69995 Brief
Early childhood : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69992 Brief
Middle childhood : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69993 Brief
Activation policies in OECD countries : an overview of current approaches (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 71903 Brief
Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries : Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68516 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese
Productive role of safety nets : La Función Productiva de las Redes de Protección Social (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2012 68515 Brief
Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries : Improving access to jobs and earnings opportunities : the role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2012 68516 Brief