Nets, Ropes, Ladders and Trampolines: The Place of Social Protection within Current Debates on Poverty Reduction

  title={Nets, Ropes, Ladders and Trampolines: The Place of Social Protection within Current Debates on Poverty Reduction},
  author={Tim Conway and Andy Norton},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Development Policy Review},
  • T. Conway, A. Norton
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Development Policy Review
In recent years, development policy–makers have paid increasing attention to social protection issues. Despite growing consensus around key points, there remains considerable diversity on what exactly social protection means. Individuals and institutions differ on the relative importance of managing vulnerability as opposed to assisting the chronically poor; whether social protection should be based in rights; and whether actions to protect basic welfare can or should also aim to promote… 
Mainstreaming Safety Nets in the Social Protection Policy Agenda: A New Vision or the Same Old Perspective?
Social protection aims to provide a national platform for smoothly transitioning from a chaotic collection of shock responses to an institutionalized system for risk and non-risk management. For the
Linking protection and promotion in poor households : social pension scheme and poverty reduction in urban Bangladesh : do cash-based social assistance measures promote more investments towards poverty exit?
Social Protection, and in particular social assistance, has emerged as a key area of international development policy. Recognition of the important role of social protection policies is aligned to a
New Directions for Agriculture in Reducing Poverty RISK AND VULNERABILITY
The consultation aims to seek views, opinions and examples of innovative and established practice in order to inform future DFID policy and investment. Your moderator will lead the debate with the
Migration and Social Protection: Exposing problems of access
It is argued that it is in the interests of migrants and both host and source country governments to investigate and fully understand the implications of legal, physical and political access structures to social protection.
The Politics of Staying Poor in Uganda
This paper explores how political actors, processes, debates and institutions influence the reduction and reproduction of chronic poverty in Uganda. Uganda provides a particularly appropriate case
The Role of Food-based Safety Nets in Helping Vulnerable Households Manage Food Insecurity
Safety nets have often been controversial instruments, condemned in some circles as short-term palliatives or even a waste of money. Much recent evidence shows that safety nets not only support
Social Protection as Development Policy: A New International Agenda for Action
At the turn of the millennium, social protection became a new priority for both states of the global South and international development policy more generally. As, in the past, social protection
How Does Social Protection Influence Cross-National Homicide Rates in OECD Nations?
ABSTRACT Social protection exhibits a consistent negative association with cross-national homicide rates. However, the specific mechanism through which the two are associated remains untested in
Institutions and Instruments for Tackling Chronic Poverty: The Case of Social Protection and HIV/Aids
HIV/AIDS is both a cause and a symptom of chronic poverty and requires new and innovative policy instruments and institutional structures to address its impacts. Focusing specifically on orphans,


Whose Poverty Matters? Vulnerability, Social Protection and PRSPs
This report, based on research conducted in 2001, examines the ways in which interim PRSPs and PRSPs are dealing with social protection issues. Adequate social protection is increasingly recognized
Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific
The publication is a practical and comprehensive manual for policy-makers and professionals in the field of labour markets, social insurance, social assistance, micro and area based schemes for the
Localizing IDTs for Poverty Reduction in Viet Nam: Addressing Vulnerability and Providing Social Protection
  • 2001
Localizing IDTs for Poverty Reduction in Viet Nam: Addressing Vulnerability and Providing Social Protection'. Poverty Task Force: consultation draft