Effective States and Inclusive Development

The politics of scaling up social protection in Kenya

Working paper 87 Download pdf Fredrick Wanyama and Anna McCord This paper discusses the role of Kenya’s political settlement in the adoption and promotion of social protection, which has expanded significantly since 2003.  Analysis focuses on the interplay between the domestic politic

The political challenge of turning transnational social protection goals into effective national policy coalitions

30 September 2015 Earlier this month at the Development Studies Association meeting, ESID researchers working on our social protection project presented preliminary evidence from Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. With the diffusion of social protection policies across Africa driven la

Researching the political economy of social protection in Africa

30 March 2015 By Tom Lavers When and why do states take a direct interest in the welfare of their populations? What types of state introduce social policies and which ones are capable of delivering on these commitments? Research on the politics of social policy in Europe, the US, Lati

Dr Anna McCord

Role Anna McCord is a sociologist with a PhD in economics and over 25 years experience working in international development. She is working on ESID’s research into the political economy of social protection expansion in Africa, in Kenya. Research Anna is a research economist and socio

Professor Fredrick Wanyama

Role Fredrick Wanyama is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at Kisii University, Kenya. He is also a Researcher on ESID’s project, The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa. Research Professor Wanyama’s research interests include the politics of

The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa

Objectives This research analyses the political economy of social protection policy formulation and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa, with a view to explaining variation in national experiences. Cases Five countries have been selected for in-depth analysis, comprising three countr