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October 2011 - November 2013


 


These policy notes papers are not formal publications of the World Bank. They present preliminary and unpolished results of analysis that are circulated to encourage discussion and comment; citation and the use of such a paper should take account of its provisional character. The Social Protection & Labor Discussion Papers.





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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

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

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

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

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

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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

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

Crisis response in social protection (Chinese)

The number of crises affecting households' 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

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

Crisis response in social protection : La Respuesta a las Crisis Desde la Protección Social (Spanish)

The number of crises affecting households' 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

Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Crisis response in social protection (Russian)

The number of crises affecting households' 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

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Crisis response in social protection : Interventions D’urgence Dans le Secteur de la Protection Sociale (French)

The number of crises affecting households' 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

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

Crisis response in social protection : Resposta à Crise da Proteção Social (Portuguese)

The number of crises affecting households' 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

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

Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : Trends and implications for social protection and labor policies : Tendencias y repercusiones para las políticas de protección social y trabajo (Spanish)

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

Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English 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 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
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
Rules, roles, and controls : Governance in social protection with an application to social assistance (Russian)
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APR 01, 2012 68518 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English
Productive role of safety nets (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68515 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, French, Chinese
Crisis response in social protection (Chinese)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, English
Crisis response in social protection : La Respuesta a las Crisis Desde la Protección Social (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Crisis response in social protection (Russian)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English
Crisis response in social protection : Interventions D’urgence Dans le Secteur de la Protection Sociale (French)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English
Crisis response in social protection : Resposta à Crise da Proteção Social (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2012 68517 Brief Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Labor markets in low and middle-income countries : Trends and implications for social protection and labor policies : Tendencias y repercusiones para las políticas de protección social y trabajo (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2012 68519 Brief Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English