Social protection

Social protection

 

Design and implementation


This section provides links to key manuals, guidance and other practical resources.

General manuals

Devereux, S. (2008). Innovations in the Design and Delivery of Social Transfers: Lessons Learned from Malawi. IDS and Concern Worldwide.
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Grosh, M., del Ninno, C., Tesliuc, E. & Ouerghi, A. (2008). For Protection and Promotion: The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets. Washington DC: World Bank.
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Holmes, R. & Jones, N. (2010). How to design and implement gender-sensitive social protection programmes. ODI Toolkit, London: ODI.
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ILO/WHO. (2009). Social Protection Floor Initiative: Manual and Strategic Framework for Joint UN Country Operations. Geneva: ILO/WHO. 
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Robalino, D. A., Rawlings, L. & Walker, I. (2012). Building social protection and labor systems: concepts and operational implications. Washington DC: World Bank.
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Samson, M., van Niekerk, I. & MacQuene, K. (2011). Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes: A Policy Manual. Cape Town: Economic Policy Research Institute.
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Targeting

Coady, D., Grosh, M. & Hoddinott, J. (2004). Targeting of transfers in developing countries: review of lessons and experience. Washington DC: World Bank.
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Kidd, S. & Wylde, E. (2011). Targeting the Poorest: An assessment of the proxy means test methodology. Canberra: AusAID.
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Slater, R. & Farrington, J. (2009). Making Social Transfers Appropriate, Achievable and Acceptable: A Practical Tool for Good Targeting. London: ODI.
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Conditionalities

Fiszbein, A. & Schady, N. (2009). CCTs: Policy and Design Options. In Fiszbein, A. & Schady, N. Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. World Bank Policy Research Report. Washington DC: World Bank. See full text

Hanlon, J., Barrientos, A. & Hulme, D. (2010). Co-responsibility and Services: The Conditionality Dilemma. In Hanlon, J., Barrientos, A. & Hulme, D. (eds.) Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.
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Payment

Barca, V., Hurrell, A., MacAuslan, I., Visram, A. & Willis, J. (2013). Paying attention to detail: how to transfer cash in cash transfers. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 24(1), 10-27.
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Devereux, S. & Vincent, K. (2010). Using Technology to Deliver Social Protection: Exploring Opportunities and Risks. Development in Practice, 20(3), 367-379.
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DFID. (2009). Designing and Implementing Financially Inclusive Payment Arrangements for Social Transfer Programmes. London: Department for International Development.
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Hanlon, J., Barrientos, A. &Hulme, D. (2010). Cash Transfers Are Practical in Poor Countries. In Hanlon, J., Barrientos, A. & Hulme, D. (eds) Just Give Money to the Poor: The Development Revolution from the Global South. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.
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Smith, G., MacAuslan, I., Butters, S. & Trommé, M. (2012). New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance. The Cash Learning Partnership.
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Accountability

Bassett, L., Giannozzi, S., Pop, L. & Ringold, D. (2012). Rules, Roles, and Controls: Governance in Social Protection with an Application to Social Assistance. Washington DC: World Bank.
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OPML. (2012). Review of and Recommendations for Grievance Mechanisms for Social Assistance Programmes, Indonesia. Oxford: Oxford Policy Management.
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Samuels, F., Jones, N. with A. Malachowska (2013). Holding Cash Transfers to Account: Beneficiary and community perspectives. London: ODI.
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Van Stolk, C. & Tesliuc, E.T. (2010). Toolkit on Tackling Error, Fraud and Corruption in Social Protection Programs (SP Discussion Paper No 1002). Washington DC: World Bank.
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Vij, N. (2011). Collaborative Governance: Analysing Social Audits in MGNREGA in India. IDS Bulletin, 42(6), 28–34.
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Administrative systems

Baldeon, C. & Arribas-Banos, M. (2008). Management Information Systems in Social Safety Net Programs: A Look at Accountability and Control Mechanisms (SP Discussion Paper No. 0819). Social Protection and Labour: The World Bank.
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Barca, V. & Chirchir, R. (2014). Single registries and integrated MISs: De-mystifying data and information management concepts. Canberra: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Chirchir, R. & Kidd, S. (2011). Good Practice in the development of management information systems for social protection (Pension Watch briefing paper no. 05). Development Pathways (UK) and HelpAge International (UK).
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See also: Rao, S. (2013). National databases of the poor for social protection (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1007). Birmingham, UK: GSDRC.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Dissanayake, R., Stephenson, Z. & Greenslade, M. (2012). Evaluating social transfer programmes. Guidance for DFID country offices. London: Department for International Development.
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ILO. (2006). Inter-agency social protection assessment tools. ILO
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Roelen, K. & Devereux, S. (2014). Evaluating Outside the Box: Mixing Methods in Analysing Social Protection Programmes (CDI Practice Paper). Brighton: Centre for Development Impact, IDS. 
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World Bank. (2013). Monitoring and evaluating social protection programs' efforts to respond to natural disasters and climate change-related shocks (Building resilience guidance note: No. 4). Washington DC: World Bank.
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Market impacts

Brown, A. J. & Koettl, J. (2012). Active labor market programs employment gain or fiscal drain? (Kiel Working Paper No. 1785).
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Card, D., Kluve, J. & Weber, A. (2010). Active Labour Market Policy Evaluations: A Meta-Analysis. The Economic Journal, 120(548), F452-F477.
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OECD. (2011). The labour market effects of social protection systems in emerging economies. In OECD Employment Outlook 2011. OECD.
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Ribe, H., Robalino, D. & Walker, I. (2012). Labor Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean: Structure, Dynamics and Implications for the Design of Social Protection Policies. In Ribe, H., Robalino, D., & Walker, I., From Right to Reality: Incentives, Labor Markets, and the Challenge of Universal Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington DC: World Bank.
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Value for money

Cherrier, C., Gassmann, F., Mideros Mora, A. & Mohnen, P. (2013). Making the Investment Case for Social Protection: Methodological challenges with lessons learnt from a recent study in Cambodia (Working Paper 2013-06). Florence: UNICEF Office of Research.
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Ellis, F. (2012). ‘We Are All Poor Here’: Economic Difference, Social Divisiveness and Targeting Cash Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Journal of Development Studies, 48(2), 201-214.
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ILO costing and assessment tools
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White, P., Hodges, A. & Greenslade, M. (2013). Guidance on measuring and maximising value for money in social transfer programmes–second edition. London: Department for International Development.
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Complementary interventions

Macours, K., Premand, P. & Vakis, R. (2012). Transfers, Diversification and Household Risk Strategies: Experimental Evidence with Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation. Washington DC: World Bank.
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McCord, A. (2012). Skills development as part of social protection programmes (Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012). London: ODI.
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Nehring, R. (2012). Linking Social Protection and Agricultural Production: The Case of Mexico (Policy Research Brief 21). Brasilia: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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Roelen, K. & Delap, E. (2012). Researching the links between social protection and children’s care in Sub-Saharan Africa – a concept note. IDS and Family for Every Child.
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