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

The post-2015 casino dilemma: cash the chips or double down?

Sunil Suri | September 18, 2014

Accepting a progressive but imperfect starting point for intergovernmental negotiations, or risking losing all the gains made so far?

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Unleashing those constrained gazelles

Michael Grimm  | 11 September 2014

SMEs can and need to play an important role in securing and creating new jobs, if development programmes revert their focus to job creation with the help of...

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Raising management standards in Africa

Micheline Goedhuys  | 11 September 2014

The inability of African firms to implement management practices that conform to basic international standards is a barrier to enter global markets, depressing...

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New technologies for SME job creation

Stephen Haggard  | 11 September 2014

Communications-based digital industries have a special model for surviving the familiar SME-killing challenges. Embracing technologies such as the cloud,...

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Five steps that create inclusive growth through SMEs

Tara Sabre Collier  | 11 September 2014

Despite being the world’s second fastest-growing region, Africa’s challenge is translating this growth into broad-based improvements in well-being.

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Our dossiers thoroughly examine selected topics and we frequently post discussion questions regarding them. We welcome your contributions to the discussions.

Contribute to the debate on Employment

 | 12 March 2014

The Broker invites you to contribute to the debate on how more and better jobs can be created within our globalized world.

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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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