This article examines graduation impacts of social protection programmes in Africa, by presenting evidence from an interim evaluation of the ‘Enhancing the Productive Capacity of Extremely Poor People’ project, implemented by Concern Worldwide in Rwanda’s Southern Province. The project builds on the principles of the Rwandan government’s national social protection scheme, the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP).
The European Union Social Protection Systems (EU-SPS) project has recently published a report on the future of social protection in six countries in East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (OECD 2017).1 The report examines key demographic, economic, social and environmental trends that are likely to affect the demand for social protection between now and 2065, a timeframe aligned to the African Union’s Agenda 2063—its vision for the future of the continent in which social protection has a key role to play.
This working paper launches a new series of publications that identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disabilities in social protection systems and programmes. It finds that South Africa’s lifecycle system of social security transfers for disabled people, one of the such systems in low- and middle-income countries, has overall had a major positive impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.
A highly vulnerable group in Brazil, family farmers face a number of challenges, such as water shortages and poor access to land, to credit, to inputs and to trade markets. The Fomento Program, from the Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development (MDSA), seeks to tackle these problems with technical assistance and rural extension services (TARE) combined with a R$ 2,400 cash transfer for small farmers projects. This video shows the Program’s operation in the Sertão do São Francisco Territory, in Bahia.
The complexity of extreme poverty challenges designers of development programmes to identify clear entry-points for interventions which can lead to progressive improvements in lives and livelihoods. This paper investigates the approach of the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), which transfers investment capital to targeted extremely poor households. Drawing on 12 months of fieldwork this paper examines the processes resulting from the implementation of the programme.