Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Concepts, Policies and Politics

Paperback | September 15, 2010

EditorArmando Barrientos

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Social protection is fast becoming a key theme in development policy. This book, now in paperback, examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares key conceptual frameworks available for analysis; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and poorest.

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Social protection is fast becoming a key theme in development policy. This book, now in paperback, examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares key conceptual frameworks available for analysis; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and poorest.

ARMANDO BARRIENTOS is Senior Research Fellow and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, and Senior Researcher at the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, both at the University of Manchester, UK. He is co-author of Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America.DAVID HULME is Professor of Development St...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.14 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Foreword by Frances Stewart  * PART I: INTRODUCTION * Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: An Introduction; A.Barrientos & D.Hulme * PART II: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS FOR SOCIAL PROTECTIONS: RISKS, NEEDS AND RIGHTS * Risks, Needs and Rights: Compatible or Contradictory Bases for Social Protection?; L.Munro * Insurance for the Poor?; S.Dercon, T.Bold & C.Calvo * Transformative Social Protection: The Currency of Social Justice; S.Deveureux & R.Sabates-Wheeler * Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras; M.Carter, P.Little, T.Mogues & W.Negatu * PART III: WHAT POLICIES WORK FOR THE POOREST? * Indonesia's Social Protection during and after the Crisis; S.Sumarto, A.Suryahadi & S.Bazzi * HIV/AIDS, Social Protection and Chronic Poverty; R.Slater * The Social Protection Function of Short-term Public Works Programmes in the Context of Chronic Poverty; A.McCord * The Emergence and Popularity of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America; T.Britto * Assisting the Poorest in Bangladesh: Learning from BRAC's 'Targeting the Ultra Poor Programme'; D.Hulme & K.Moore * Protecting the Poorest with Cash Transfers in Low Income Countries; B.Schubert * PART IV: THE POLITICS AND FINANCING OF SOCIAL PROTECTION * Process Deficits in the Provision of Social Protection in Rural Maharashtra; S.Pellissery * Conceptualising the Politics of Social Protection in Africa; S.Hickey * Political Incumbency and Drought Relief in Africa; N.Munemo * Can Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Afford Basic Social Protection? First Results of a Modelling Exercise; C.Berendt * Financing Social Protection; A.Barrientos * PART V: CONCLUSION * Embedding Social Protection in the Developing World; A.Barrientos & D.Hulme