Set of Studies on Social Protection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries with Special Focus on Ghana

The Centre for Social Protection at IDS, UNICEF Office of Research, UNICEF Ghana and the University of Ghana are collaborating on a set of joint papers tackling topical issues in social protection. These include urban social protection, social accountability and citizenship and 'cash plus' models.

The set of papers will draw on secondary data analysis and case study analysis to further conceptual discussions and tease out lessons learned that are relevant for the Ghana context and low- and middle-income countries more generally.

The paper on social accountability and citizenship reflects on the importance of accountability mechanisms for the creation of active citizenship and a justice-based approach to social protection.

The paper on 'cash plus' provides a rationale and conceptual framework for 'cash plus' interventions and considers key criteria for effective implementation of such interventions.

The paper on urban social protection aims to consider specificities of implementing social assistance in urban settings.

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T: +44 (0)1273 915824


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Photo of Stephen Devereux, IDS Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Research Fellow

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Project Dates:
May 2016 - June 2017
Project Status:
UNICEF Office of Research
Research Themes / Programmes:
Centre for Social Protection
Social Protection