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Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Social protection is one of many policy interventions that can contribute to poverty reduction goals. Evidence is growing of the positive impacts it can have on economic growth, especially in protecting and enhancing productivity and labour force participation among poor households. However, disentangling the effects of social protection on aggregate growth from the impacts of other economic and social policies is challenging. This review paper identifies the channels through which social protection policies and programmes have impacts on growth and productivity and provides evidence of this from academic and evaluative literature.
Blockages to preventing malnutrition in Kambia, Sierra Leone: a semi-quantitative causal analysis

Blockages to preventing malnutrition in Kambia, Sierra Leone: a semi-quantitative causal analysis

Working and discussion papers, July 2014
Paul Binns, Ernest Guevarra, Mohamed Jalloh and Melrose Tucker
Over the last four decades, attempts to reduce malnutrition in Sierra Leone have been met with mixed success. To tackle the country's high rate of malnutrition the Government has made a commitment to ensure that 60% of infants are exclusively breastfed by 2016. Based on SLRC data from Kambia, there is still a way to go.

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