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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

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English 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

Productive role of safety nets (Chinese)

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

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Climate-Responsive Social Protection : Proteção Social Sensível ao Clima (Portuguese)

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

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Climate-Responsive Social Protection (Chinese)

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

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

The World Bank in Pensions (Arabic)

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

Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Productive role of safety nets : Le rôle productif des filets de protection sociale (French)

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

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, English Disclosed

Climate-Responsive Social Protection : La Protection Sociale Adaptée au Risque Climatique (French)

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

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English Disclosed

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

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 Bank's work on labor and the new social protection and labor strategy for the next decade. ... See More +

Brief 68519 APR 01, 2012

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English 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

Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : Trends and implications for social protection and labor policies : Mercados de Trabalho em Países de Baixa e Renda Média : Tendências e implicações para as políticas de proteção e trabalho (Portuguese)

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 Bank's work on labor and the new social protection and labor strategy for the next decade. ... See More +

Brief 68519 APR 01, 2012

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

The World Bank in Pensions (Chinese)

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

Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (Chinese)

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, English Disclosed

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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 Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English
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
Productive role of safety nets (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68515 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, English
Climate-Responsive Social Protection : Proteção Social Sensível ao Clima (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2012 68523 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Climate-Responsive Social Protection (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68523 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English
The World Bank in Pensions (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2012 68520 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Productive role of safety nets : Le rôle productif des filets de protection sociale (French)
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APR 01, 2012 68515 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, English
Climate-Responsive Social Protection : La Protection Sociale Adaptée au Risque Climatique (French)
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APR 01, 2012 68523 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English
Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : Trends and implications for social protection and labor policies (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68519 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English
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 Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : Trends and implications for social protection and labor policies : Mercados de Trabalho em Países de Baixa e Renda Média : Tendências e implicações para as políticas de proteção e trabalho (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2012 68519 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
The World Bank in Pensions (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68520 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, English
Improving Access to Jobs and Earnings Opportunities : The role of activation and graduation policies in developing countries (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68516 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, English