Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG)

Breaking the vicious circle between poverty and ill-health:
Are cash transfers and social health protection policies in Ghana and Kenya mutually complementary?


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.

Video: Governance and societal notions of equality and inequality

Read more: Video: Governance and societal notions of equality and inequality
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?"

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