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Resources on social protection

Bertil Videt is Programme Coordinator Communication & Marketing at CTA (ACP-EU).
Annemarie van de Vijsel is currently working as Research Communications Editor at the Utrecht University.

Table 1. Institutional reports and theme pages

Report

Institution

Year

Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization (pdf)

ILO

2011

World Social Security Report 2010/11. Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond (pdf)

ILO

2010

Social Protection, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda (pdf)

World Bank

2013

Combating Poverty and Inequality: Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics

UNRISD

2010

Social Protection Strategic Framework

UNICEF

Social Protection & Labor

World Bank

Resilience, Equity and Opportunity, The World Bank 2012-2022 Social Protection And Labor Strategy

World Bank

Promoting Pro-Poor Growth: Social Protection

OECD

2009

Underwriting the Poor, A Global Fund for Social Protection (pdf)

Olivier de Schutter, Magdalena Sepúlveda (UN High Special Rapporteurs)

2012

Social Protection in European Union Development Cooperation (pdf)

European Commission

2012

Social Protection for Inclusive Development – A new perspective in EU co-operation with Africa (pdf)

European Report on Development (ERD)

2010

The Social Protection Index: Assessing Results for Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

2013

Global Extension of Social Security (GESS)

ILO

Social Protection and Cash Transfers

IPC-IG (International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, UNDP)

Social protection publications

ILO

ECLAC Publications Social Security

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

South-South learning on social protection

UNDP

Targeting and Universalism in Poverty Reduction. Social Policy and Development Programme Paper, Number 23, December (pdf)

Thandika Mkandawire, UNRISD

2005

Social Protection, Poverty Reduction and Pro-Growth (pdf). Policy Guidance Note: Social Protection. OECD

OECD

2009

ILO Convention No. 102 on minimum standards

ILO

1952

Examining Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: A Role for Increased Social Inclusion? The World Bank Institute, SP Discussion paper no. 0603 (pdf)

Bénédicte de la Brière and Laura B. Rawlings, World Bank

2006

Special Issue: The role of national social protection floors in extending social security to all, International Security Review, 66(3-4), pp. 1-210.

International Social Security Review

2013

Poverty in focus, social protection: the role of cash transfers (pdf)

UNDP International Poverty Centre (IPC-UNDP)

2006

Table 2. Research papers

Report

Institution

year

The forthcoming second edition of the policy guide Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes

EPRI (Economic Policy Research Institute)

forthcoming

Social Protection Responses to the Financial Crisis: What do we Know?

IDS in focus policy briefing

2009

GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services: types of social protection

GSDRC

GDN conference ‘Inequality, Social Protection and Inclusive Growth’ (pdf)

GDN (Global Development Network)

2013

Social Sciences Research Network: research by Armando Barrientos

Armando Barrientos

various years

ODI Social Protection programme

ODI (The Overseas Development Insitute)

Why Emerging Economies Need Social Policy: the Cases of China and India (short version) (pdf)

Arjan de Haan, IPC-UNDP

2013

A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection (pdf), ODI Project Briefing, Overseas Development Institute, London.

Rachel Slater, John Farrington, Rebecca Holmes, Paul Harvey, ODI

2008

Cost-effective safety nets. What are the costs of reaching the poor? (pdf)

World Food Programme, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

2003

Making Cash Count: Lessons from cash transfers in east and southern Africa for supporting the most vulnerable children and households (pdf)

S. Devereux, Marshall, J., MacAskill, J., Pelham, L.Save the Children UK, HelpAge International and Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

2005

Systemic Shocks and Social Protection: Role and Effectiveness of Public Works Programs, Social Protection Discussion paper (pdf)

Kalanidhi Subbarao, World Bank

2003

Transforming Cash Transfers Symposium

DFID

Socio-economic security over the life course: A global review of social protection. Report of a Social Protection Scoping Study. Institute of Development Studies: University of Sussex (pdf)

Sarah Cook and Naila Kabeer, IDS Centre for Social Protection

2009

The Political Economy of Targeting (pdf) In D. van de Walle & K. Nead (Eds.) Public spending and the poor: theory and evidence. World Bank, The John Hopkins University Press: USA, Baltimore.

Amartya Sen, World Bank

1995

Equal Pensions, Equal Rights: Achieving Universal Pension Coverage for Old Women and Men in Developing Countries (pdf) In: Gender & Development, 17:3, pp. 377-388

Stephen Kidd

2009

Social Pensions Part I: Their Role in the Overall Pension System (pdf) Social Protection Discussion Paper No. 0601. World Bank: USA, Washington DC.

Robert Palacios and Oleksiy Sluchynsky

2006

We Are All Poor Here: Economic Difference, Social Divisiveness, and Targeting Cash Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (pdf) Paper prepared for the conference Social Protection for the Poorest in Africa: Learning from Experience, Kampala, Uganda, pp. 8-10.

Frank Ellis

2008

Reforming pensions: principles, analytical errors and policy directions. In: International social security review, 62 (2). pp. 5-29.

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

2009

When is social protection productivity-enhancing? Costs and benefits on economic performances (pdf)

Federico Tomassi

2010

Informal and Formal Social Protection Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. OSSREA Publications.

Devereux and Getu (eds.), Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Souther Africa (OSSREA)

2013

Social Protection as Development Policy: A New International Agenda for Action

Francois-Xavier Merrien

2013

Editorial Introduction: Debating Social Protection (pdf). In: IDS Bulletin, 38(3), pp. 1-7.

Stephen Devereux and Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

2007

Social Protection Concepts and Approaches: Implications for Policy and Practice (pdf) in International Development, London: Overseas Development Institute

Andy Norton, Tim Conway and Mick Foster

2001

Digging holes and filling them again? How far do public works enhance livelihoods?(pdf)

Anna McCord and John Farrington, ODI

2008

How can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth, Policy Research Working Papers (pdf)

Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov, World Bank

2013

Social Transfers and Growth: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out? (pdf) In: World Development 40(1), pp. 11-20

Armando Barrientos

2011

Table 3. Databases

Database

Institution

Social Transfers Evidence Database

EPRI (Economic Policy Research Institute) and DFID (Department for International Development, UK)

Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database (pdf)

Armando Barrientos, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Mathilde Maitrot, Brooks World Poverty Institute, The University of Manchester

The State of Social Safety Nets 2013 (pdf)

The World Bank

Social pensions database

Pension Watch

ASPIRE: The Atlas of Social Protection – Indicators of Resilience and Equity

World Bank

Social security inquiry database

ILO

Database of CCT and Social Pension programmes in Latin America

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)

USA Social Security Administration

USA Social Security Administration

Social Security Observatory

ILO

Global Extension of Social Security (GESS) Statistics

ILO

 
Authors: Bertil Videt, Annemarie van de Vijsel

About the authors

Bertil Videt is Programme Coordinator Communication & Marketing at CTA (ACP-EU).

Annemarie van de Vijsel is currently working as Research Communications Editor at the Utrecht University.

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