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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

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

The recently released United Nations International Childrenapos;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

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

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

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 childrenapos;s development with long-lasting consequences for adolescence and adulthood. ... See More +

Brief 69993 JUN 01, 2012

Hempel, Kevin; Wuermli, Alice; Lundberg, Mattias

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

Rules, roles, and controls : governance in social protection with an application to social assistance (English)

The rapid expansion of social protection programs in response to growing economic volatility at the country and household levels has heightened interest from governments and donors alike in their governance. ... See More +

Brief 68518 APR 01, 2012

Climate-responsive social protection (English)

The new social protection and labor strategy 2012-2022 recognizes the potential of social protection as an integrated policy response for protecting populations against shocks, including the growing frequency of disasters. ... See More +

Brief 68523 APR 01, 2012

Productive role of safety nets (English)

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

Crisis response in social protection (English)

The number of crises affecting householdsapos; livelihoods is increasing worldwide. The note aims to inform the new Social Protection and Labor (SPL) strategy 2012-2022 on how SPL practice in the World Bank can be more crisis-responsive, improving efficiency and making systems sustainable. ... See More +

Brief 68517 APR 01, 2012

The World Bank in pensions (English)

Pensions and social insurance programs that address the risks of death, disability and old age faced by all households are an integral part of any social protection system. ... See More +

Brief 68520 APR 01, 2012

Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications (English)

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, 2012

Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : trends and implications for social protection and labor policies (English)

This note reviews labor market trends in the developing world, identifies specific problems and policy priorities across groups of countries, and derives implications for the World Bankapos;s work on labor and the new social protection and labor strategy for the next decade. ... See More +

Brief 68519 APR 01, 2012

Social protection in low-income countries and fragile situations : challenges and future directions (English)

The food, fuel, and financial crises showed policymakers in low-income countries and fragile situations the value of having well-designed social protection programs in place prior to the crises. ... See More +

Brief 68521 APR 01, 2012

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

Results-based lending approaches in social protection and labor : World Bank experiences (English)

This note reviews recent World Bank experience with projects using results-based lending in Social Protection and Labor (SP;L) in preparation for stepped-up engagement under the proposed Program-for-Results (P4R). ... See More +

Brief 68513 OCT 01, 2011

Honorati, Maddalena; Rawlings, Laura; Domelen, Julie Van

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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
Early childhood : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69992 Brief
Adolescence : protecting and promoting human development in times of economic shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 69995 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
Rules, roles, and controls : governance in social protection with an application to social assistance (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68518 Brief
Climate-responsive social protection (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68523 Brief
Productive role of safety nets (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68515 Brief
Crisis response in social protection (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief
The World Bank in pensions (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68520 Brief
Building social protection and labor systems : concepts and operational implications (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68514 Brief
Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : trends and implications for social protection and labor policies (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68519 Brief
Social protection in low-income countries and fragile situations : challenges and future directions (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68521 Brief
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
Results-based lending approaches in social protection and labor : World Bank experiences (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 68513 Brief