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Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes Course Chiang Mai, Thailand 2 – 13 October 2017

A two-week intensive course including specialised elective modules aimed at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of social protection programmes. The course reinforces . . . → Read More:

Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes, Cape Town, South Africa: Applications Now Open

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), together with the UNU– MERIT/ Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), are happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Designing and Implementing Social Transfer Programmes courses, to be held in Cape . . . → Read More: Applications Now Open: Designing and Implementing Social Transfers Programmes Courses

Draft Synthesis Report: Landscaping financial inclusion and It's linkages with Social Protection in Africa

A Report by the Economic Policy Research Institute commissioned by the Mastercard Foundation MasterCardFoundationFinancialLandscapingSocialProtectionLinkagesAfrica20151207zMJS

EPRI in the News: What can SAGE learn from East Africa?

Written by Edward Ssekika

In the 1990s, social protection in East Africa sounded very outlandish reminiscent of Western welfare states.

The idea of social protection started gaining momentum around the 2000s. It started in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and now Uganda. Uganda’s Expanding Social Protection programme (ESP) started in 2010 and is . . . → Read More: EPRI in the News: What can SAGE learn from East Africa?

EPRI in the News: Graduating from Social Protection

By: Michael Samson

Abstract

The framework developed in this article illustrates how social protection with a developmental approach can deepen socioeconomic impact at individual and household level and effectively address apprehension over dependency. The starting point examines various definitions of ‘graduation’ within a social protection context – as exit from poverty, or from the social . . . → Read More: Conceptualising Graduation Exit or Developmental Impact? The Role of ‘Graduation’ in Social Protection Programmes

Register Now: Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Register now: available in-person or via online live stream.

May 6, 2015 8:30 am – 2:00 pm US EST FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC

The event jointly organized by The SEEP Network and the International Rescue Committee as part of the Accelerated . . . → Read More: Register Now: Economic Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

EPRI Once Again Ranked as One of the Best Small Think Tanks in the World: 2014 Go-To Think Tank Awards

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania has released it’s “2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report” and EPRI has once again been ranked, this time at number 6 in the world, in the category: “Top Think Tanks with Annual Operating Budgets of Less Than $5 Million . . . → Read More: EPRI Once Again Ranked as One of the Best Small Think Tanks in the World: 2014 Go-To Think Tank Awards

Williams College Winter Study Programme 2015

The Winter Study Programme 2015 students enjoying some fresh air in one of South Africa’s game parks in the Eastern Cape.

Between 9 – 19 January 2015, twelve students from Williams College in Williamstown, United States, are being hosted by EPRI in Cape Town as part of their curriculum.

. . . → Read More: Williams College Winter Study Programme 2015

International conference on social protection, Tanzania, December 2014

Hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI)

Dr. Michael Samson of the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) will be . . . → Read More: International conference on social protection, Tanzania, December 2014

EPRI is in Mozambique!

BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Agostinho Pessane, Provincial Director of Women and Social Action of Maputo Province, Ms. Lucia Bernardete, Director of INAS (National Institute of Social Action), Mr. Dionisio Matos (OVC Program Manager at USAID), Dr. Michael Samson (Director of Research at EPRI), Mr. Graciano Langa, Deputy Director of Planning and . . . → Read More: EPRI is in Mozambique!