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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.
Centrally Managed Donor Funds and facilities to promote business engagement

Centrally Managed Donor Funds and facilities to promote business engagement

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Alberto Lemma and Karen Ellis
The potential benefit of engaging with business in order to achieve development objectives has long been recognised by donor organisations. One common response has been to launch initiatives managed centrally to promote business engagement – usually a fund or facility of some kind. This paper reviews a number of these centrally managed donor funds and facilities (CMDFFs), that are either currently existing or recently closed, and discusses their objectives and methods, as well as lessons learnt in relation to their implementation.
More and better jobs: Does everyone want the same?

More and better jobs: Does everyone want the same?

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Laura Rodriguez-Takeuchi
This paper reviews data from the My World global survey in five developing countries and the different priorities people have concerning their employment situation.

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