Stephen Devereux - Research Fellow
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Dr Stephen Devereux is a development economist working predominantly on food security, famine, rural livelihoods, social protection and poverty reduction issues. His research experience has mainly been in eastern and southern Africa, especially Ethiopia, Malawi and Namibia.
His books include 'Fieldwork in Developing Countries', 'Theories of Famine', 'Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa', 'The New Famines', 'Social Protection in Africa', and 'Social Protection for Africa's Children'.
Beneficiary and service providers’ perceptions assessment of the Integrated Nutrition and Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) Pilot, Ethiopia
Research and 'Think Piece' on Opportunities for WFP Engagement in the Global Social Protection Arena
Famine: Lessons LearnedReport (2017)
Famine: Lessons Learned was produced as the world was responding to four potential famines simultaneously – in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. More details
How to Make 'Cash Plus' Work: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors
The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity. More details
Sustaining Impacts: Concern Worldwide's Graduation Programme in Rwanda
This briefing paper is based on the final evaluation report of the 'Graduation Programme', in the Southern Province of Rwanda. More details
Accessing the ‘Right’ Kinds of Material and Symbolic Capital: the Role of Cash Transfers in Reducing Adolescent School Absence and Risky Behaviour in South AfricaThe Journal of Development Studies 52.8 (2016)
This article investigates how well South Africa's Child Support Grant (CSG) responds to the material and psychosocial needs of adolescents, and the resultant effects on schooling and risky behaviour. More details
Is Targeting Ethical?Global Social Policy 16.2 (2016)
Targeting as a mechanism for allocating scarce public resources efficiently and equitably has recently come under sustained attack, for both pragmatic reasons and ethical reasons. Universalism is offered as a fairer and more inclusive alternative, although universal programmes are sometimes erroneously conflated with categorically targeted programmes. More details
Mentions in the media
Famine: Lessons Learned18 Sep 2017
SA kids remain 'chronically malnourished'07 Apr 2017
Sub Saharan Africa; Botswana; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; South Africa; Swaziland; Uganda; Zambia.