social protection

SOCIAL PROTECTION

Blog
How is the current crisis affecting gender relations, and why is attention to gender in implementing expanded social protection programs critical?
Blog
Our colleagues discuss five priority research gaps to advance understanding of how to leverage social protection for gender equality and the well-being of women and girls.
Events
Global evidence suggests that cash transfer programs, when combined with nutrition specific modalities, have the potential to improve child nutrition. But how much of those nutrition interventions would be enough to lead to sustainable improvements is yet not well understood. This seminar will aim to address remaining knowledge gaps on program design and policy options to make CT programming in the region more nutrition sensitive.
Publications
The new paper investigates the impacts of Mali's national cash transfer program (Jigisémèjiri) on intimate partner violence (IPV).
Events
This policy seminar on Sept 5 will review findings from an impact evaluation of Yemen’s Cash for Nutrition program and its positive impacts on child and maternal nutrition.
Blog
India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) is one of the largest public works programs globally. The new study analyses impact of NREGS on key welfare measures of its beneficiaries - consumption expenditure, nutritional intake, and asset accumulation.
Blog
Cash transfer programs that provide households support for purchasing food have effectively reduced conflict-driven acute malnutrition in Yemen, according to new research from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Cash transfers are a promising tool to reduce intimate partner violence, but can they be effective across diverse contexts and program design? In this blog, Melissa Hidrobo and Shalini Roy identify three policy-relevant knowledge gaps related to the potential of transfer programs to reduce IPV, then address them drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Mali.
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Development programs often have a bigger impact than we intend – or even measure. The Transfer Modality Research Initiative in Bangladesh not only led to improved food security and nutrition, but also had a range of unintended benefits. In this Devex oped, our social protection team colleagues explain how this happened.