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Beware of the Crocodile: Quantitative Evidence how Universal Old Age Grants distort the Social Assistance Systems of Low-Income Countries

Policy paper

This paper compares two approaches to establishing or improving social assistance systems in low and lower-middle income countries. Taking Eswatini and Lesotho as examples of the mainstream approach, it provides quantitative evidence on the social protection outcomes of social assistance systems that are...

19 December 2020

Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – March 2020

Report

The Cash Working Group leads/co-leads meeting is a forum intended to provide a space for reflection, peer learning and developing solutions to shared challenges. This year’s meeting agenda and content were guided by requests from and contributions by participants. This report summarizes the discussions...

March 2020

Social cash transfers, generational relations and youth poverty trajectories in rural Lesotho and Malawi

Report

Report on an ESRC-DFID-funded three-year collaborative research project (ES/M009076/1) Social cash transfer schemes, which disburse cash to poor and/or vulnerable people, have proliferated across sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades. There is growing evidence that these address symptoms of poverty...

1 July 2019

The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Report

Social cash transfer programmes are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, building on the momentum generated by the African Union’s 2008 Social Policy Framework Plan of Action. This plan motivated member countries to develop their own social policy frameworks and to give greater priority to social...

23 February 2015

Pilots, principles or patronage: what makes social protection succeed in southern Africa?

Report

The Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) has commissioned studies of 20 social transfer schemes and a range of thematic papers on the conceptualisation, design, implementation and impacts of social protection programmes in six southern African countries: Lesotho, Malawi....

2014

Support to Lesotho HIV and AIDs Response: Empowerment of Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

Report

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) has been contracted by UNICEF Lesotho to undertake the final evaluation of the Project “Support to Lesotho HIV and AIDS Response: Empowerment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children”. The main objective of this evaluation is to provide decision makers in the Government of...

2014

Social protection in developing countries – The Lesotho Old Age Pension (MSc Thesis)

Report

By using the example of the noncontributory pension scheme in Lesotho, the author explores the process of implementing social protection in developing countries, looking at how constraints can be overcome and what consequences can be found. This paper also looks at the justification for directing such...

2014

Policy brief – Policy options for the Lesotho Child Grants Programme

Policy paper

The Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP) is an unconditional social cash transfer targeted to poor and vulnerable households. The objective of the CGP is to improve the living standards of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) so as to reduce malnutrition, improve health status and increase school...

2014

Child Grants Programme Impact Evaluation Follow-up Report – Executive Summary

Report

The Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP) is an unconditional social cash transfer targeted to poor and vulnerable households. It provides every quarter a regular transfer of between M360 and M7501 to poor households with children that are selected through a combination of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) and...

2014

Child Grants Programme Impact Evaluation Follow-up Report

Report

The Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP) is an unconditional social cash transfer targeted to poor and vulnerable households. It provides every quarter a regular transfer of between M360 and M7501 to poor households with children that are selected through a combination of Proxy Means Testing (PMT) and...

2014