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The potential for cash transfers in Nigeria
The poverty rate in Nigeria has doubled over the past two decades despite strong economic growth: at 54% it is equivalent to 75 million people (MDGs Nigeria, 2010). Inequality, as measured by theExpand
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Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy: refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks 1
Smallholder farmers and poor rural households are vulnerable to both economic and social shocks which hamper their participation in agricultural activities. Well-designed social protection programmesExpand
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Rethinking Social Protection Using a Gender Lens
This synthesis paper presents the findings from a multi-country research project which assesses the extent to which gender has been incorporated into the design and implementation of a wide range ofExpand
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Cash transfers in post-conflict contexts
P roviding cash transfers to poor households to alleviate poverty has been popular in many middle-income countries, and is an emerging programme approach for a number of low-income countries. AsExpand
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Addressing gendered risks and vulnerabilities through social protection: examples of good practice from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Peru
This article examines three social protection interventions from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Peru, and discusses the extent to which they effectively integrate a gender perspective to address povertyExpand
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The role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected situations
This article examines the role of social protection in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. In recent years, social protection has gained popularity as a mechanism to reduce povertyExpand
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Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World: Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets
Introduction: Why social protection needs a gender lens 1. Key concepts in gender and social protection 2. The gendered patterning of vulnerability, risk and resilience 3. Transferring income andExpand
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SOCIAL PROTECTION AND PRO-POOR AGRICULTURAL GROWTH: WHAT SCOPE FOR SYNERGIES?
Social protection (SP) and livelihood promotion have conventionally been handled by different departments within governments and donor organisations. Taking the example of agriculture, this paperExpand
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