Category Archives: Social Protection

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Social and Solidarity Economy: Incremental versus Transformative Change

by Peter Utting United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development, April 2018 56 pp. 3.1 MB http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/DCE7DAC6D248B0C1C12 58279004DE587/$file/UNTFSSE—WP-KH-SSE-SDGs-Utting-April2018.pdf In a context where an increasing number of governments are promoting policies that aim to support … Continue reading

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Integration of administrative records for social protection policies: contributions from the Brazilian experience

by Letícia Bartholo, Joana Mostafa, Rafael Guerreiro Osorio International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth Working Paper Number 169, May, 2018 36 pp. 544Kb http://www.ipc- undp.org/pub/eng/WP169_Integration_of_administrative_records_for_social_protection_policies .pdf The paper delves into the Brazilian Single Registry (Cadastro Único), the backbone of some … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

2nd edition by Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon The Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2018 360 pp. 16.6 MB in 25 PDF files (packed with pkzip) https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/where-there-is-no- psychiatrist/47578A845CAFC7E23A181749A4190B54#fndtn-contents Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities … Continue reading

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Focus on Disability: Universal healthcare can happen

by Hannah Kuper SciDevNet – International Centre for Evidence in Disability (LSHTM) Read online at: https://www.scidev.net/global/vulnerability/analysis-blog/disability-universal- healthcare.html As we begin an important year for global development – a year when UHC commitments look set to be adopted as part of … Continue reading

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Protecting the promise of a generation: Education for refugees and the forcibly displaced

by Giulia McPherson Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Published on 16 April 2018 12 pp. 4.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ProtectingThePromiseofaGeneration.pdf Jesuit Refugee Service released a report calling on policy/decision-makers to make education a priority in response to refugees. The response to Syrian refugees in … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Optimizing Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence: Mainstreaming GBV Considerations in CBIs and Utilizing Cash in GBV Response

The Women’s Refugee Commission, Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee, 2018 Complete Toolkit (packed with pkzip; 2.1 MB): https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/issues/livelihoods/research-and- resources/document/download/1556 The new toolkit aims to assist GBV and cash practitioners in: collecting situational protection information on risks and benefits … Continue reading

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Using Data Analytics to Monitor Provider Payment Systems

A Toolkit for Countries Working Toward Universal Health Coverage Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, Results for Development (R4D), PATH, PharmAccess Foundation, 2017 132 pp. 3.2 MB http://www.jointlearningnetwork.org/resources/download/get_file/ZW50cnlfaWQ6NDU yMXxmaWVsZF9uYW1lOnJlc291cmNlX2ZpbGV8dHlwZTpmaWxl A carefully developed provider payment system can be a powerful instrument … Continue reading

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Forecast-Based Financing

Moving from crisis response to risk management by Sheila Grudem Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, 2018 2 pp. 879 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WFP-0000069094.pdf Donors and governments spend billions of dollars each year to help people to respond to and recover from climate-related … Continue reading

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Impact of Ebola experiences and risk perceptions on mental health in Sierra Leone, July 2015

by Mohamed F Jalloh1, Wenshu Li1, Rebecca E Bunnell et al. BMJ Glob Health, 2018; 3:e000471 12 pp. 638 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000471.full.pdf The mental health impact of the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic has been described among survivors, family members and healthcare workers, … Continue reading

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Can a cash transfer to families change fertility behaviour?

by Synøve Andersen, Nina Drange, Trude Lappegård Demographic Research, Vol. 38, Article 33, pp. 897,928 – Published 8 March 2018 34 pp. 957 kB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/33/38-33.pdf This paper assesses the much-disputed relationship between family policy and fertility, and cash transfers and … Continue reading

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