This Background Note provides a theory of change framework for understanding macro to micro-impact pathways for transformative social protection.
Latest publications: Research reports and studies
Natasha Sharma and Tove Strauss
This paper considers the options available for resource-rich developing countries when deciding whether to implement special fiscal institutions to address some of the challenges of managing natural resource wealth.
This report summarises a set of scoping exercises carried out in early 2013 into the status of biofuel projects in five countries: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.
What are the challenges facing displaced populations in the context of rapid urbanisation? Based on more than 250 interviews with residents, IDPs, and Afghan refugees, as well as those tasked with assisting them, this paper seeks to examine urban displacement and vulnerability in Peshawar, Pakistan, one of the largest recipient cities for refugees and IDPs in South Asia.
This systematic review identifies and synthesizes the current literature on the evidence of the impacts of employment creation on stability and poverty in fragile states.
This literature review was carried out to complement a ‘social protection shock-readiness toolkit’ developed for DFID to support assessment of the readiness of low- and middle-income countries to respond to future shocks through social protection provision, and to examine the institutional context from the donor perspective, which frames these responses.
Peter Edward and Andy Sumner
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This study analyses the strengths and weaknesses of current European Union engagement in fragile states, in particular its support to conflict prevention and periods of transition, within the broader international context.
This paper, commissioned by the UK Hunger Alliance, addresses the question of how sustainable smallholder agriculture can contribute to improving food security and reducing under-nutrition in the developing world.
A focus on tackling inequality ought to be central to a human development approach to the post-2015 framework. This paper will argue for an agenda which this focus features explicitly. It calls for an expansive conception of inequality across multiple dimensions of development and on multiple levels—within countries, among people regardless of where they live, and encompassing both present and future generations.