IPC-IG’s Social Protection work
Our work aims at sharing knowledge, best practices and innovative experiences on social protection in developing countries. IPC-IG’s work examine the processes and outcomes of social protection and cash transfer programmes within a South-South learning perspective and tackles the questions below:
- What is the impact of social protection programmes/policies on poverty, inequality and social exclusion?
- What is the best way to perform impact evaluation of social protection programmes in different settings?
- How do social protection programmes affect labour market outcomes, particularly, child labour, and the adult population employment opportunities?
- How do differences in the design and implementation of social protection and cash transfer programmes affect their outcomes?
- Which lessons can be learned from a broader set of initiatives and programmes that can contribute to South-South learning on social protection?
In the last two-years, IPC-IG addressed the above questions in various ways. First, it has produced and shared an impressive knowledge on global social protection schemes. Second, it has carried out a number of evaluations of social policies, projects and programmes. Third, IPC-IG has developed innovative training modules, which are utilised for capacity strengthening of development practitioners.
Through the aforementioned three modalities, IPC-IG forged closer ties with a number of partners. These include the governments of Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, Chile, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Brazil. Furthermore, IPC-IG successfully collaborated with the British Department for International Development (DFID), GTZ, ILO, UNICEF, UNIFEM, and other bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Highlight: UN launches Social Protection Floor Initiative. Read more here.