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Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Umapathi Nithin, Wang Dewen, O'Keefe PhilipNov 01, 2013

Using a simple framework, this paper discusses the underlying reason of the variation of threshold level in developed countries, from the least generous 20 percent to around 60 percent of median wage, with an...

Monchuk VictoriaNov 01, 2013

Safety nets are on the rise in Africa, and beginning to evolve from scattered standalone programs into systems. Until recently, many African countries approached social protection on an ad-hoc basis. But when the...

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Cheston Timothy, Subran Ludovic, Williams Asha, Coudouel AlineAug 01, 2013

This paper examines the role of social protection (SP) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), given their particular structural, human resource and capacity constraints. While it focuses on SIDS in Latin ...

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del Ninno Carlo, Subbarao Kalanidhi, Kjellgren Annika, Quintana RodrigoAug 01, 2013

Cash transfers have proliferated in the past decade as key policy instruments to tackle vulnerability and inequality. Payment mechanisms (PMs), the backbone of cash transfers, are the channels through which cash...

Murthy Sheila, Rawlings Laura, Winder NataliaJun 01, 2013

The recently released United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) social protection strategic framework and the World Bank social protection and labor strategy call for taking a systems ...

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