Social protection

Social protection

An estimated three quarters of the world’s population has no access to basic social protection.
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Introduction to our 'Social protection' dossier

In our Social Protection dossier, The Broker looks at the international discussion on how to secure decent protection for all human beings. We explore different ways to provide social protection and discuss the wider political and economical consequences in the search for a more inclusive economy. This dossier is being launched in collaboration with the Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre Leiden, which has compiled a web dossier on social protection in Africa.

Editorial articles

Social protection for inclusive growth

Bertil Videt | January 16, 2014

Social protection can be a stabilizer during a crisis and kick-start domestic demand.

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Protect - or promote?

Annemarie van de Vijsel | October 22, 2013

Social protection schemes look very different across the world. They traditionally protect people from income fall after shocks. But some programmes have hig...

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Antipoverty transfers in the South

Armando Barrientos | October 21, 2013

Antipoverty transfers have recently emerged as a key area of national policy and practice in the global South. They are increasingly perceived as an essentia...

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Expert opinions

Small enterprises: little do we know

Francisco Campos  | 18 December 2014

There is limited knowledge about what does and what does not work to boost SME growth and create jobs. We need to keep searching for better answers.

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Making entrepreneurship training work

Tonia Dabwe  | 22 December 2014

SME assistance must be tailored to meeting the specific needs of entrepreneurs.

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Breaking the paradox of education

Patrick M. Nga Ndjobo  | 12 December 2014

Breaking the ‘paradox of education’ is a precondition for improving the growth of African small enterprises.

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Precarious work: a concern for the well off

Evert-jan Quak  | 11 December 2014

Linking precarious work to the debate on income inequality shows that precarious work not only affects the ‘losers’ of globalization, but also the ‘winners’.

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Investing for better nutrition: what does it mean?

Benoist Veillerette Anna Lisa Noack  | 09 December 2014

After decades of investment programmes in agriculture and rural development, 2 billion people still suffer from undernutrition. How can we make sure these...

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Social protection in Africa

Social protection in Africa

This dossier is prepared in collaboration with The Library of the African Studies Centre, which has compiled a bibliographic web dossieron social Protection in Africa, containing book titles available in the ASC Library.

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