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Distributing social transfers in Rwanda: The case of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP)

Download pdf Working paper 160 Timothy P. Williams, Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo, Tom Lavers and Eric Ndushabandi This paper examines the political dynamics shaping

The distributional politics of social transfers in Kenya

Working paper 155 Download pdf Alesha Porisky This paper examines the politics of distributing social transfers across four diverse counties

State infrastructural power and social transfers: The local politics of distribution and delivering ‘progress’ in Ethiopia

Working paper 147 Download pdf Tom Lavers This paper examines the politics of implementing the PSNP in Ethiopia. The PSNP

Covid-19 and the Politics of Social Protection
Covid-19 and the Politics of Social Protection

11 May 2020 Tom Lavers Social protection has already and will continue to be key to the response to Covid-19.

The politics of distributing social transfers in Oromiya, Ethiopia: Encadrement and the fluctuation of state infrastructural power

Working paper 142 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dunyat Haile and Yerosan Mesfin This paper examines the politics of distributing the

The politics of distributing social transfers in Afar, Ethiopia: The intertwining of party, state and clan in the periphery

Working paper 141 Download pdf Tom Lavers, Dawud Mohammed and Bisrat Wolde Selassie This paper examines the politics of distributing social

NEW OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL ARTICLE: The politics of promoting social cash transfers in Uganda: The potential and pitfalls of 'thinking and working politically'

          16 March 2020 Sam Hickey and Badru Bukenya have published on their research into the

Alternative routes to the institutionalisation of social transfers in sub-Saharan Africa: Political survival strategies and transnational policy coalitions

Working paper 138 Download pdf Tom Lavers and Sam Hickey The new phase of social protection expansion in the Global

Who should get what, how and why? DFID and the transnational politics of social cash transfers

Working paper 131 Download pdf Sam Hickey Jeremy Seekings The proliferation of social cash transfers (SCTs) across much of Africa

Open access book: Read an extract from The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

21 November 2019 New, open access book on The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa has been edited by

PODCAST – Dr Kate Pruce with insights on her chapter in new social protection book
PODCAST – Dr Kate Pruce with insights on her chapter in new social protection book

21 November 2019 We catch up with newly qualified Dr Kate Pruce for a unique insight into her chapter on

NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK OUT TODAY
NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK OUT TODAY

14 November 2019 "This book, with its admirable combination of empirical substance and analytical clarity, is a landmark contribution that

Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’
Productivist social protection in Ethiopia’s ‘developmental state’

12 June 2019 Tom Lavers Two recent ESID papers published in African Affairs and Social Science and Medicine (both open

PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'
PODCAST – Dr Tom Lavers presents: The politics of distribution in Ethiopia's 'developmental state'

19 March 2019 Social protection expert Dr Tom Lavers gives a presentation to The African Studies Centre at The University of

The politics of distributing social transfers in Ethiopia

 5 March 2019       ESID researcher Dr Tom Lavers is currently in Ethiopia disseminating our work on social protection.

Rethinking elite commitment to social protection in Ghana: Insights from an adapted political settlements approach

Working paper 112 Download pdf Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai This paper explores the political economy drivers of Ghana’s flagship cash transfer programme,

The political prioritisation of welfare in India: Comparing the Public Distribution System in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand

Working paper 111 Download pdf Vasudha Chhotray, Anindita Adhikari and Vidushi Bahuguna The idea of state responsibility for ensuring food

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (2): The politics of health insurance in Tanzania

Working paper 110 Download pdf Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob This paper analyses the introduction and expansion of health

Social protection in an electorally competitive environment (1): The politics of Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN) in Tanzania

Working paper 109 Download pdf Thabit Jacob and Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen Social protection has become a more important part of social

The political economy of social protection in Mozambique

Working paper 103 Download pdf Lars Buur and Padil Salimo In the view of international donors, multilateral organisations and government

Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection
Viewing the territorial reach of the Ethiopian state through the lens of social protection

14 May 2018 Tom Lavers A drive of little more than an hour from the eastern edge of Tigray into Afar

EVENT – Seminars at UNRISD

12 December 2017 Today, the ESID team, including Tom Lavers, Sohela Nazneen and Sam Hickey, are at UNRISD in Geneva,