The majority of EPRI’s current research focuses on social protection. Broadly, this means policies and programmes that are designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by providing assistance to groups who need special care, or by helping people protect themselves against hazards and loss of assets/income.

Our research is global in scope: current and recent projects include an analysis and costing of a child benefit for Vietnam, a quasi-experimental evaluation of the Child Support Grant in South Africa, construction of a financing model to calculate and compare the estimated costs and impacts of cash transfers in different countries, a feasibility study for a social pension in Malawi, and a review of social protection programmes in Africa.

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» Download some of EPRI’s past research papers.