Frank Ellis - Evolving social protection in Africa

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Frank Ellis - Evolving social protection in Africa
Presentation given at conference on 17/18 November in honour of Sir Richard Jolly

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Frank Ellis - Evolving social protection in Africa

  1. 1. Evolving Social Protection in Africa
  2. 2. • Informal insurance • Safety nets • Poverty targeted transfers • Categorical (‘universal’) transfers 4 Main Strands
  3. 3. Directions of Change 1980s 1990s 2000s1980s 1990s
  4. 4. Summary Key Strands 4 1) Diminishing capacity of informal insurance 2) Safety nets: transient, no entitlement 3) Poverty targeted transfers: focus on chronic extreme poverty; externally driven  But, difficulty moving beyond pilots 4) Categorical transfers: social pensions and child grants; legislated rights
  5. 5. Achievements to Date 5 o chronic rather than transient extreme poverty o shift emergency response to routine transfers o shift food to cash transfers o local food sourcing when food unavoidable o large-scale programmes in specific countries o pensions and child grants, some countries o OVC frameworks and programmes o pilots and lessons from them o innovative and secure means of delivering cash
  6. 6. Limitations to Date o ‘social protection’ term confuses governments o confusion SP as outcome vs SP as specific responsibility towards the weakest o lack of political traction poverty-targeted SCTs  may even have adverse political fallout  divisiveness in contexts of prevalent poverty o donor failures:  to support categorical provision  to address concerns about dependency  addiction to pilot schemes  bypassing government structures

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