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Social Protection 
Presented at “Moving Forward in Zimbabwe: Reducing 
Poverty and Promoting Productivity” Round Table 
Co...
What is Social Protection? 
 ‘all public, private [and] informal initiatives that are aimed at 
protecting the vulnerable ...
3 Aspects of Social Protection 
Tab lAep s1cet:s o fSoac lPi rtecotio n 
Aseptc o fScoia Plrotectino Oebctjvi e Normuarcel...
Social Assistance in Zimbabwe 
 1980s 
 expansive and coordinated 
 1990s (the reform years) 
 rolled-back and haphazard 
...
Why government, why now? 
 Scale 
 Re-establishing engagement 
 Social contract view of government 
Ngoni Munemo Williams ...
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Social Protection

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Ngoni Munemo

Presented at 'Moving Forward with Pro-poor Reconstruction in Zimbabwe' International Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe, (25 and 26 August 2009)

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Social Protection

  1. 1. Social Protection Presented at “Moving Forward in Zimbabwe: Reducing Poverty and Promoting Productivity” Round Table Conference, August 25-26 (Harare, Zimbabwe) Ngoni Munemo, Assistant Professor Williams College, MA USA nm1@williams.edu
  2. 2. What is Social Protection? ‘all public, private [and] informal initiatives that are aimed at protecting the vulnerable against livelihood risks, promoting the vulnerable members livelihoods and capabilities; …’ (Wutete 2008) ‘protect poor people from the grave hazards they face and thereby prevent households descending into abysmal poverty …’ (Stewart 2008) Public action(s) undertaken to address vulnerability, risk and deprivation within the population (Barrientos Hulme 2008; Conway 2000) Reactive and proactive Ngoni Munemo Williams College, MA USA
  3. 3. 3 Aspects of Social Protection Tab lAep s1cet:s o fSoac lPi rtecotio n Aseptc o fScoia Plrotectino Oebctjvi e Normuarcel o S fSoupr pt o Soiacl Irnanscu e Prteoctio frno mLife-cycle and w-cycoler ckhanesg Ngoni Munemo Williams College, MA USA Emper laony Edmypeleo Contiroibn us Larb-Moakre tReglautio n Proevs siadtnardds w aortk Pub–l liegcis latio n Soiac lAsisstance Prteoctio frno mpoervt y Pub–l tiaxc-f innaecd
  4. 4. Social Assistance in Zimbabwe 1980s expansive and coordinated 1990s (the reform years) rolled-back and haphazard Crisis years Society polarized, access to assistance politicized Ngoni Munemo Williams College, MA USA
  5. 5. Why government, why now? Scale Re-establishing engagement Social contract view of government Ngoni Munemo Williams College, MA USA

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