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

A digital network for entrepreneurs across Africa

Ben White Miguel Heilbron  | 20 November 2014

Innovative early stage ventures that potentially have a high social and environmental impact, but require less than €1 million in capital are the most difficult...

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Filling the skill gaps

Karina Ufert  | 18 November 2014

Skill gaps and effective pairing of education with labour market needs remain one of the most pressing obstacles for SME development in Africa.

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Young entrepreneurs in rural Africa as drivers for job creation

Paula Nagler Wim Naudé  | 21 November 2014

Can Africa’s rural economy create enough jobs for predominantly young job-seekers?

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Support for SMEs: lucrative or futile?

Roland Michelitsch  | 13 November 2014

Assistance to small and medium enterprises only makes sense if it addresses the key constraints for SMEs and allows them to grow into larger and more productive enterprises.

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Why private equity boosts developing economies

Matthijs de Bruijn Som Toohey  | 12 November 2014

Four main characteristics of the private equity model are crucial to drive SME development in developing countries.

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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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