Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right

@article{NioZaraza2012SocialPI,
  title={Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right},
  author={Miguel Ni{\~n}o-Zaraz{\'u}a and A. Barrientos and S. Hickey and D. Hulme},
  journal={World Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={163-176}
}
This paper provides an overview of the recent extension of social protection in sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies two main “models” of social protection in the region: one based on age-based income transfers in the middle income countries in Southern Africa, and another more diverse and incipient group of programs providing a mix of poverty-based transfers in the low income countries in Eastern, Central, and West Africa. It concludes that for an effective institutional framework for social… Expand
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