EADI Panel at PEGNet Conference on Social Protection, Bonn, 9-10 September 2019
Fragmentation across social protection policies is a problem often observed in many low and middle income countries diminishing the potential effects of social protection on inclusive development. To develop coordinated social protection systems it is important to move away from an isolated view of single instruments towards a comparative understanding of political economies across different pillars of social protection.
Callistus Agbaam, Ruhr-University Bochum: Determinants of Public Support for Social Protection in Ghana
Katja Bender, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg: Understanding multiple trajectories of extending social protection to the poor - An analysis of institutional change in Kenya
Markus Loewe, German Development Institute: Replacing subsidies by direct cash transfers in the Middle East and North Africa: Strategic options to deal with challenges
Susanne von Itter, Executive Secretary, EADI
About the Conference:
This year's conference is entitled "Promoting social, economic and socio-political development through social protection"
Social protection is a key instrument for fostering social, economic and political development. It is well established that it is not only essential for the reduction of vulnerability, income poverty and income inequality but also for the promotion of human development as it facilitates access to education, health care, nutrition, housing and reduces gender disparities. In recent years, there has been a growing consensus that social protection is also an important requirement for fostering economic growth, social cohesion and political stability. Read more