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Niño-Zarazúa, Miguel, Barrientos, Armando, Hickey, Samuel and Hulme, David (2012) 'Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Getting the Politics Right.' World Development, 40 (1). pp. 163-176.

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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 protection to evolve in sub-Saharan Africa, the present focus on the technical design of programs needs to be accompanied by analyses that contribute to also “getting the politics right.”

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: social protectionpovertysocial assistancesocial policySub-Saharan Africa
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 0305750X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2022 13:26
Related URLs: https://www.sci ... 305750X1100074X (Publisher URL)
Funders: Other

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