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Mark Davies - Programme Manager for the Centre for Social Protection

Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
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Mark Davies no longer works for IDS

Mark Davies has practical and research experience working in social protection, food security, livelihoods, poverty and vulnerability. He has worked extensively in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, working within bilateral agencies, multi lateral organisations, in close partnership with government and NGOs.

Mark has in-depth knowledge of the policies, institutions and processes that influence both social protection policy and programming, including, knowledge of cash transfers, institutional structures required in establishing social protection programmes, political implications, monitoring and evaluations requirements and systems, potential impacts of programmes at community level. Recent research and advisory activities include:

  • Developing a Social Protection Training Programme for UNICEF staff
  • an evaluation of DFID Social Transfer Programmes
  • support and advice to the Government of Malawi in the development of a National Social Protection Framework
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Non-Communicable Disease and Development: Future Pathways

IDS Evidence Report 100 (2014)

From a biomedical perspective, non-communicable disease (NCD) is not a new problem, particularly in the global North. However, awareness of the increasing burden from these conditions in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs) has only recently emerged in the arena of development policy and practice (Beaglehole et al. 2011). More details

IDS publications on international development research

Social Protection and Climate Change

Paper prepared for the OECD's DAC Task Team on Social Protection More details

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Making the Most of Resilience

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing 32 (2013)

Resilience is becoming a hot topic. The increasing interest it is attracting in the development community offers an opportunity for designing and implementing more effective forms of intervention. More details

Non-IDS publication

Promoting Resilient Livelihoods through Adaptive Social Protection: Lessons from 124 Programmes in South Asia

Development Policy Review (2013)

Relying on 124 agricultural programmes implemented in 5 countries in Asia, this paper considers how social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction are being brought together, and explores the potential gains of these linkages. More details

Non-IDS publication

Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Protection in Zanzibar: An Overview

This policy report reviews the status of poverty and vulnerability in Zanzibar, as well as the social protection responses. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Climate Change; HIV; Social Protection.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Social Protection.