Category Archives: Social Protection

Mainstreaming 2.0: How Europe’s Education Systems Can Boost Migrant Inclusion

by Aliyyah Ahad and Meghan Benton Integration Futures Working Group, February 2018 46 pp. 1.8 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/EduMainstreaming2.0- FINAL.pdf Children who arrive in Europe as immigrants or who have immigrant parents face a variety of barriers to success in European school … Continue reading

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Health systems development in Thailand: a solid platform for successful implementation of universal health coverage

by Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Woranan Witthayapipopsakul, Warisa Panichkriangkrai et al. The Lancet – Published Online January 31, 2018 18 pp. 1.3 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(18)30198-3.pdf Since 1975, targeted insurance schemes in Thailand for different population groups have improved financial access to health care … Continue reading

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The State of the World’s Cash Report: Cash Transfer Programming in Humanitarian Aid

by Gabrielle Smith, Ruth McCormack, Alex Jacobs et al. The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and Accenture Development Partnerships, February 2018 143 pp. 2.9 MB http://www.cashlearning.org/downloads/calp-sowc-report-web.pdf Cash-based assistance is, in brief, one of the most significant reforms in recent years. There … Continue reading

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Simplifying Delivery of Social Security Benefits in Karnataka

by D Rajasekhar, K S Manjunath, R Manjula Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, August 2016 72 pp. 4.8 MB http://health.bmz.de/where_we_work/countries/india/Files/Simplifying_Delivery_of_S ocial_Security_Benefits_in_Karnataka_2016.pdf In India, various ministries and government agencies are responsible for social security programmes for the informal sector, … Continue reading

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Leave no one behind: Insights from Cambodia’s national poverty identification system

by Emily de Riel Published by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), December 2017 38 pp. 1.3 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/leave-no-one- behind/ID_POOR_Final_lowres.pdf Approximately one in five Cambodians lives in poverty. By certain measures of multidimensional poverty, up to 50% of … Continue reading

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Hidden Chains: Rights Abuses and Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry

by Human Rights Watch, 2018 148 pp. 28.8 MB https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/thailand0118_report_web.pdf Despite several years of highly publicized efforts to address problems in the Thai fishing industry, the Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor and other … Continue reading

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Reward work, not wealth

by Diego Alejo Vázquez Pimentel, Iñigo Macías Aymar and Max Lawson Oxfam Briefing Paper – January 2018 76 pp. 2.5 MB https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/bp-reward-work- not-wealth-220118-en.pdf Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge … Continue reading

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Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?

by Elisabeth Paul, Lucien Albert, Badibanga N’Sambuka Bisala et al. BMJ Glob Health 2018 – Published 13 January 2018 8 pp. 354 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/3/1/e000664.full.pdf This paper questions the view that performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector is an effective, … Continue reading

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Social health insurance schemes in Africa leave out the poor

by Ama Pokuaa Fenny, Robert Yates, Rachel Thompson International Health, Published: 09 January 2018 3 pp. 191 kB https://academic.oup.com/inthealth/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/inthealth/ihx046/23361465/ihx046.pdf Some African countries, grappling with dissatisfaction from the public over exorbitant fees charged by health sector providers, have introduced social … Continue reading

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Taxing the ill – How user fees are blocking universal health coverage

by Médecins Sans Frontières, December 2017 18 pp. 668 kB http://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/msf-userfeesbriefingpaper-finaluk-2017.pdf Direct payments by patients at the point of health care delivery, commonly known as user fees, lead to low utilisation of or exclusion from available health care services and … Continue reading

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