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Social Protection from Global Perspective

These resources are related to social protection analysis, trends, methodological appraoches and case studies from across the globe. Some of the resources are produced by the international organisatinos including that of the World Bank and UN.

Abdirahman Ali and Matthew Hobson (2009) Social protection in pastoral areas; Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom.

Barrientos, A., Niño-Zarazúa, M. and Maitrot, M. (2010) Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database, Brooks World Poverty Institute, The University of Manchester, Version 5.0 July 2010.

Bassett, L., Giannozzi, S., Pop, L., & Ringold, D. (2012) Rules, roles, and controls: governance in social protection with an application to social assistance. Background Paper for the World Bank 2012–2022 Social Protection and Labor Strategy. Social Protection and Labor Discussion Paper 1206. World Bank.

Béné, C. Wood, R. G., Newsham, A/ and Davies, M. (2012) Resilience: New Utopia or New Tyranny? Reflection about the Potentials and Limits of the Concept of Resilience in Relation to Vulnerability Reduction Programmes, IDS Working Paper, Vol. 2012 No. 405, CSP Working Paper No. 006.

Browne, E. (2014) Social protection accountability, (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1178), Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.

Dercon, S., Hoddinott, J., Krishnan, P., & Woldehanna, T., (2007) Collective action and vulnerability. Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) working paper.

Dereje Terefe Gemechu, (2011) Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 5, Iss. 1 (2011), Pp. 96-118.

Devereux, S., Roelen, K. and Ulrichs, M. (2015) Where Next for Social Protection? IDS Policy Anticipation, Response and Evaluation, Evidence Report No. 124.


Frank Ellis, (2000) The determinants of rural livelihood diversification in developing countries. Journal of Agricultural Economics-volume 51 –issue-2 pages 289-302.

Gentilini, U. and Omamo, S.W. (2011) ’Social Protection 2.0: Exploring Issues, Evidence and Debates in a Globalizing World’, Food Policy 36.3: 329–40.

Harper, C. Nowacka, K., Alder, H. and Ferrant, G. (2014) ‘Measuring women’s empowerment and social transformation in the post-2015 agenda’. London: ODI /OECD.

Heckman, J. J., Ichimura, H., and. Todd, P. E. (1997) Matching as an econometric evaluation estimator.  Evidence from evaluating a job training program.  Review of Economic Studies, 64, 605-654.

Human development report, 2015.

ILO/STEPS (2006) Social Protection and Inclusion: Experiences and Policy Issues, Portugal.

ILO (2014) World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice. ILO, Geneva.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2012).

Kuriakose, A.T, Heltberg, R., Wiseman, W., Costella, C., Cipryk, R. and Cornelius, S. (2012) Climate‐responsive Social Protection: Background Paper for the World Bank 2012–2022 Social Protection and Labor Strategy, A joint product of World Bank Social Development and Social Protection & Labor.

Krasuaythong, T. (2008) Technologies Adoption in Vegetable production in Northern Thailand. Doctoral Dissertation, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.

Liebenehm,S., Affognon, H. and Waibel, H. (2009) Impact assessment of agricultural research in West Africa. An application of the propensity score matching methodology. Contributed Paper prepared for presentation at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China.

Mitchell, T. and Harris, K. (2012) Resilience, a Risk Management Approach, Background note, London: Overseas Development Institute, available at

Moyo, D. (2009) Dead aid: Why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

OECD (2009) Social Protection and Pro-Poor Growth, Paris: OECD.

Rao, S. (2014) Capacity building for social protection. GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1168, Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.

Rawlings, L., Murthy, S. & Winder, N. (2013) Common Ground: UNICEF and World Bank Approaches to Building Social Protection Systems, World Bank and UNICEF.

Roelen, K. and Devereux, S. (2013) Promoting Inclusive Social Protection in the Post-2015 Framework, IDS Policy Briefing 39. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies (IDS).                 

Rosenbaum, P.R., and Rubin, D.B. (1983) The Central Role of the Propensity Score in Observational Studies for Causal Effects. Biometrika, 70 (1), 41-55.

Sabates-Wheeler, R. and Devereux, S. (2008) ‘Transformative Social Protection: The Currency of Social Justice’, Chapter 4 in A. Barrientos and D. Hulme (eds), Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest. Risk, Needs and Rights. London: Palgrave.

Samson, M. (2015) Exit or Developmental Impact? The Role of ‘Graduation’ in Social Protection Programmes, In: IDSB Graduating from Social Protection, IDS Bulletin Vol. 46, No. 2 March 2015.

Samuels, F. and Jones, N. (2013) Cash transfers: good governance and accountability in short supply, theguardian, Thursday 8th August 2013 Issue, Accessed on May 15th, 2016                     

Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 2007. Bonn, Germany in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development Preserving traditional knowledge; Women pastoralists, Facing modern challenges Semara, Ethiopia.

Setboonsarng, S., Leung, P., and Stefan, A. (2008) Rice Contract Farming in Lao PDR. Moving from Subsistence to Commercial Agriculture, ADB Institute Discussion paper No. 90.

Smith, J.A., and Todd, P.E. (2001) Reconciling conflicting evidence on the performance of propensity-score matching methods. American Economic Review, 91(2), 112-118.

Smith, J.A., and Todd, P.E. (2005) Does matching overcome LaLonde’s critique of non-experimental estimators? Journal of Econometrics, 125(1-2), 305-335.

Sumarto, S., Suryahadi, A., and Widyanti, W. (2005) Assessing the Impact of Indonesian Social Safety Net Programs on Household Welfare and Poverty Dynamics. The European Journal of Development Research, 17(1), 155-177.

UNDP & UNCDF (2011) Local Government and Social Protection: Making service delivery available for the most vulnerable. UNDP & UNCDF

UNSTATS, UN Geographical Region and Composition, Accessed on May 15th 2016

Winter, M. & Engen, J. (2013) Local Government and Social Protection: Making Service Delivery Available for the Most Vulnerable, UN Capital Development Fund and United Nations Development Programme.  

World Bank (2015) The state of social safety nets 2015, Washington, D.C: World Bank.

WBI (World Bank Institute) (2005) Introduction to Poverty Analysis; Poverty Manual, All, JH Revision.

Young, H., S. Jaspars, R. Brown, J. Frize and H. Khogali, (2001) Food security assessments in emergencies: Livelihood approaches. Humanitarian Network Project (HPN), Overseas Development Institute, London.

This section of the website, the digital library on social protection is supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). NWO is the funding organisation for the Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar Region of Ethiopia (SPIDA)