by Cristina Cirillo and Raquel Tebaldi
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth / UNICEF, 2016
In the last decade, an increasing number of developing countries started to develop social protection programmes with the objective of contributing to the eradication of poverty, food insecurity and vulnerabilities. The successful impacts of conditional cash transfers in Latin American countries encouraged other governments to develop and strengthen their social protection systems. Particularly in Africa in recent years, there has been an impressive growth of non-contributory programmes targeting poor and vulnerable households and individuals. This publication offers a broad overview of the existing non-contributory social protection programmes in Africa in order to support a better general understanding of interventions in the region and their main design choices and features.