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Social Protection in SSA

These reference materials are the products of researches conducted by people who have authority in the area of social protection on the Sub-Saharan Africa context. 

Abdel Ghaffar, M., Ahmed, Alemayehu Azeze, Mustafa Babiker & Diress Tsegaye (2002) Post-drought recovery strategies among the pastoral households in the horn of Africa: a review; Organization for Social Science & Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) & Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA), Broadening Access and Strengthening Input Market Systems-Collaborative Research Support Program (BASIS-CRSP), USA, Addis Ababa.

Agüero, J.M., Carter, M.R and Woolard, I. (2007) The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers On Nutrition: The South African Child Support Grant, International Poverty Centre, UNDP Working Paper 39.

Ahmed, A.G.M., Alemayehu Azeze, M. Babiker and Diress Tsegaye, (2002) Post-Drought Recovery Strategies among Pastoral Households of the Horn of Africa: A Review. OSSREA, Development Research Report Series no. 3.

Alderman, H. and Haque, T. (2006) Countercyclical safety nets for the poor and vulnerable, Food Policy 31, 372–383.

African Union (2006) The Livingstone Call for Action, Livingstone Declaration, Conference organised by Help Age International, Livingstone, Zambia.

Barrientos, A., and Hulme, D. (Eds) (2008) Social protection for the poor and poorest: concepts, policies and politics, London, Palgrave Mac Millan.

Barrientos, A., Hulme, D. and Nino-Zarazua, M. (2009) Will the green shoots blossom? A new wave of social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa (Draft), Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.

Chung, L., (2007) How Livestock is used as a Coping Mechanism with Respect to Food Insecurity among Livestock Keepers of Africa: A Literature Review from a Current Perspective. 39p. Working Paper Land O'Lakes International Development December 2007.

Daidone, S., Pellerano, L., Handa, S. and Davis, B. (2015) Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa? In: IDSB Graduating from Social Protection, IDS Bulletin Vol. 46, No. 2 March 2015.

Devereux, S. and Cipryk, R. (2009) Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Regional Review, prepared as part of a Social Protection Scoping Study funded by the Ford Foundation, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (draft).

Devereux, S. and Tibbo, K. (2013) ‘Social Protection for pastoralists’ In: Catley, A. Lind, J. and Scoones, I., (eds), Pastoralism and development in Africa: dynamic change at the margins. Abingdon: Routledge.

Flintan, F. (2011) Changing nature of gender roles in the dry lands of the horn East Africa: Implication for DRR Programming, Addis Ababa.

Fre, Z. and Tsegay, B. (2016) Economic contribution of pastoral and agro-pastoral production to food security and livelihoods systems in Africa, Chapter 8, In: Desta, A. et al (eds) Putting Knowledge to Work: From Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Exchange, Africa World Press.

Geo-Jaja, M., & Mangum, G. (2001) Structural Adjustment as an Inadvertent Enemy of Human Development in Africa. Journal of Black Studies, 32(1), 30-49. Retrieved from

Gufu Oba, (2012) Harnessing pastoralists' indigenous knowledge for rangeland management: Three African case studies Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 500, N-1432 Ås, Norway.

Jeremias Mowo, Zenebe Adimassu,Kenneth Masuki, Charles Lyamchai,Joseph Tanui and Delia Catacutan, (2011) The importance of local traditional institutions in the management of natural resources in the highlands of Eastern Africa, working paper, World Agro forestry Centre.

Lind, J. and Birch, I. (2014) Social Protection in pastoral areas: Promoting Inclusive Growth at the Margins, Future Agricultures, Policy Brief 70.

Moore, Charity M.T., and Marito Garcia, The Cash Dividend: The Rise of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Directions in Development, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Naomi Kipuri and Andrew Ridgewell, Adouble Bind, (2008) The Exclusion of Pastoralist, Women in the East and Horn of Africa, 2008.

Rass, N. (2006) Policies and Strategies to Address the Vulnerability of Pastoralists in Sub-Saharan Africa, A Living from Livestock- Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, FAO, PPLPI Working Paper Executive Summary No. 37.

Warren DM (1992) Strengthening indigenous Nigerian organizations and associations for rural development: The case of Ara Community. Occasional Paper No.1, African Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, Ibadan.

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)