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Working Paper

Social Protection, Food Security and Nutrition in Six African Countries

Published by IDS

Evaluations of social protection interventions across Africa often register significant success in improving household food security indicators, but little or no improvement in individual nutritional outcomes. One reason is under-coverage of poor people; another is the low value of social transfers. This paper reviews experiences with social protection in six African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Jonas Nzabamwita

1 October 2018

Working Paper

The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection

Published by IDS

Cash transfers have expanded rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world in the past decade. The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted initially as central elements of social protection systems, they have become increasingly popular as a core component of humanitarian response.

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Keetie Roelen & 2 others

1 October 2018

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Revenue Sharing in Mining in Africa: Empirical Proxies and Determinants of Government Take

Published by IDS

Revenues from mining constitute a significant development opportunity, particularly in income-poor but resource-rich countries in Africa. However, there is limited knowledge regarding the extent to which such countries have benefitted from the recent global mineral boom from 2003-2013. This paper finds existing approaches to testing rent theory to be a complicated basis for the assessment of resource revenue sharing between government and companies.

19 September 2018

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