Category Archives: Social Protection

Social protection, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

by Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Elisa Mosler Vidal and Georgina Sturge Overseas Development Institute, June 2017 16 pp. 245 kB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11583.pdf Migration is one of the defining features of the 21st century and can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). … Continue reading

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How to harness the private sector for universal health coverage

by Hester Wadge, Rhia Roy, Arthika Sripathy et al. The Lancet – Online First, Published: 23 June 2017 2 pp. 110 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)31718-X.pdf Universal health coverage (UHC) is a global goal that enjoys near universal support and is underpinned by … Continue reading

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Mongolia Social Protection Sector Fact Sheet

Asian Development Bank (ADB), June 2017 4 pp. 772 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/322911/social-protection-fs- mongolia.pdf Due to persistent economic volatility, limited diversification, internal migration, and rapid urbanization, Mongolia currently faces rising inequality, expanding informal sector employment, and increasing vulnerability. This requires continuous focus … Continue reading

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Costs and Potential Funding of Expanded Public Pension Coverage in Asia

by Peter J. Morgan and Long Q. Trinh Asian Development Bank Institute, June 2017 40 pp. 904 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/322426/adbi-wp748.pdf Public pension burdens in most emerging Asian economies are still relatively small. However, there are a number of reasons to believe … Continue reading

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Social protection: towards gender equality

by Raquel Tebaldi and Flora Myamba Policy in Focus, Vol. 14, Issue No. 1, March 2017 36 pp. 3.2 MB http://www.ipc- undp.org/pub/eng/PIF38_Social_protection_towards_gender_equality.pdf Social protection has become prominent in the global development agenda over recent decades, with social protection systems now … Continue reading

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Cash transfers help the extreme poor

by Frank Bliss Development and Cooperation, 12 March 2017 Read online at: https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/idea-social-protection-gaining-momentum- development-aid Germany and other industrialised states consider social protection very important and spend a lot of money on the matter. But when it came to development assistance, … Continue reading

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Launch of a Joint Vision on Health System Strengthening for UHC

http://www.health.bmz.de/events/Events_2017/launch_joint_vision_health_strengt hening_uhc/index.html On 24 May, the strategy paper “Healthy systems for UHC – a joint vision for healthy lives” was launched at a high level side event of the 70th World Health Assembly. The document is the result of a … Continue reading

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Family planning in refugee settings: findings and actions from a multi-country study

by Mihoko Tanabe, Anna Myers, Prem Bhandari Conflict and Health (2017) 11:9 – Published: 31 May 2017 12 pp. 456 kB http://rdcu.be/s9dq To address family planning for crisis-affected communities, in 2011 and 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Women’s … Continue reading

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The Importance of Health and Safety at African Mine Sites

by Brigitte Bocoum World Bank, Live Wire 2017/70 8 pp. 3.4 MB https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/25997/112435-BRI- ADD-SERIES-LWOKRfromeditorJune-70-PUBLIC.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y This brief observes that equity and shared prosperity calls for a closer look at the working and living conditions of millions of mine workers in Africa, … Continue reading

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Status of Occupational Health and Safety and Related Challenges in Expanding Economy of Tanzania

by Ezra J. Mrema, Aiwerasia V. Ngowi, Simon H.D. Mamuya Annals of Global Health 81(4), 538-547, 2015 10 pp. 809 kB http://www.annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/S2214-9996(15)01237-0/pdf This study describes the status of occupational health and safety in Tanzania and the challenges in provision of … Continue reading

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