SPHIG: Social protection in Kenya

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18 Jan 2018

A new paper on "Understanding multiple trajectories of extending social protection to the poor: An analysis of institutional change in Kenya" written by Katja Bender, Barbara Rohregger, Bethuel Kinuthia, Grace Ikua, Nicky Pouw, Esther Schüring was published.

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18 Jan 2018

European Journal of Development Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2018

edited by André Leliveld, Peter Knorringa. Introduction

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Local-International Relations and the Recalibration of Peacebuilding Interventions Insights From the ‘Laboratory‘ of Bougainville and Beyond

Video: Governance and societal notions of equality and inequality

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05 Jan 2018

Nicky Pouw of University of Amsterdam explains the most important results of the SHPIG project in a short video.

"We looked at two social protection policies: cash transfers to the poor and free social health insurance, in both Ghana and Kenya. We specifically looked at the interaction between the two policies. Many African governments are formalising their social support systems to fight poverty. This is highly political due to budget constrains and nepotism. How can these governments extend social protection through a more integrated and inclusive system?"

Workshop on the “Financial Inclusion of Third Country Nationals" on 4 December 2017 in Brussels

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21 Nov 2017

The Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI), the Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) are pleased to announce a public event on financial inclusion of third country nationals to be held in Brussels. The event aims at presenting the scope and results of the Italian National Observatory for the financial inclusion of migrants, implemented by CeSPI, and other examples from European countries, and to enable an exchange between stakeholders.

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