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Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

STEP skills measurement surveys : innovative tools for assessing skills (English)

The Skills Towards Employability and Productivity (STEP) program was designed to better understand the interplay between skills on the one hand and employability and productivity on the other. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89729 JUL 01, 2014

Disclosed

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo Disclosed

Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)

How much do countries spend on social protection? Do social protection programs cover all poor people? And, how well are they targeted? It is notoriously hard to find comprehensive cross-country data on social protection programs which can help answer such questions and allow to benchmark social protection systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88769 JUN 01, 2014

Cerutti, Paula; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; Kostenbaum, Silvana; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rodriguez Alas, Claudia P.; Strokova, Victoria 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

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

Social insurance reform in Jordan : awareness and perceptions of employment opportunities for women (English)

The new social insurance law introduced by the Jordanian government in 2010 was created in part to improve the likelihood of women’s employment through non- and gender specific changes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89187 JUN 01, 2014

Brodmann, Stefanie ; Jillson, Irene ; Hassan, Nahla 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

Madagascar - three years into crisis (English)

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world and a very high proportion of the population experiences frequent shocks, whether from natural disasters, economic shocks or internal crises of governance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89231 MAY 01, 2014

Auffret, Philippe Disclosed

Sudan - social safety assessment (English)

The Sudanese population has suffered from years of conflict, and deep-seated security issues have severely hampered Sudan’s long-term economic stability and social development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89230 MAY 01, 2014

Kjellgren, Annika ; Jones-Pauly, Christina ; El-Tayeb Alyn, Hadyiat ; Tadesse, Endashaw ; Vermehren, Andrea Disclosed

Botswana social protection (English)

The report lays out options to use social safety nets to meet the goal set by the Government of Botswana to eradicate extreme poverty by 2016 and in a budget neutral way. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89003 DEC 01, 2013

Tesliuc, Cornelia ; Silverio Marques, Jose ; Mookodi, Lillian ; Braithwaite, Jeanine ; Sharma, Siddarth ; Ntseane, Dolly 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

Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)

Cash transfers have proliferated in the past decade as key policy instruments to tackle vulnerability and inequality. Payment mechanisms (PMs), the backbone of cash transfers, are the channels through which cash travels from the funding source to the hands of beneficiaries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84081 AUG 01, 2013

del Ninno, Carlo; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Kjellgren, Annika; Quintana, Rodrigo Disclosed

Lesotho : a safety net to end extreme poverty (English)

This report shows that while more inclusive growth is the ultimate solution to poverty in Lesotho, the country can and should use selective social transfers to reduce poverty more rapidly among the extreme poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88999 JUN 01, 2013

Smith, W. James ; Mistiaen, Emma ; Guven, Melis ; Morojele, Morabo Disclosed

Sierra Leone social protection assessment (English)

This assessment provides recommendations to help the government of Sierra Leone to put its Social Protection Policy into action. Ten years after civil war, and in the aftermath of the global crises, the key challenge for Sierra Leone in the area of social protection is to move from ad hoc emergency interventions towards a national social protection system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88996 JUN 01, 2013

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

Designing and implementing unemployment benefit systems in middle and low income countries : key choices between insurance and savings accounts (English)

Several middle income countries are considering reforms of severance pay regulations to both increase flexibility for firms and better protect workers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90348 MAY 01, 2013

Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael Disclosed

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Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
STEP skills measurement surveys : innovative tools for assessing skills (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89729 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88769 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Targeting households vulnerable to disasters and climate change (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91777 Brief
Social insurance reform in Jordan : awareness and perceptions of employment opportunities for women (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89187 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Madagascar - three years into crisis (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89231 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sudan - social safety assessment (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89230 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Botswana social protection (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 89003 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Improving payment mechanisms in cash-based safety net programs (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 84081 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Lesotho : a safety net to end extreme poverty (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 88999 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sierra Leone social protection assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 88996 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78652 Brief
Designing and implementing unemployment benefit systems in middle and low income countries : key choices between insurance and savings accounts (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 90348 Working Paper (Numbered Series)