2005 is the year to make poverty history by developing an international development agenda based on sustainable solutions to poverty. The publication in March of Our Common Interest by the Commission for Africa, which stresses the role of social protection interventions in long term poverty reduction will guide the UK discussions within the G8 and the European Union, the review of the Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations later this year should offer an opportunity to re-focus priorities to ensure that sustainable anti-poverty strategies are implemented, plus new research demonstrating viability all mean that a new approach to social protection is on the agenda.
This meeting series was hosted by ODI and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). It examined different challenges in the design and implementation of social protection interventions that will impact on child poverty. Each session brought together a combination of speakers with different backgrounds and perspectives.
This session identified the community support institutions and mechanisms that deliver social protection for children most effectively, in addition to the challenges posed by the impact of HIV/AIDS, the potential reinforcement of gender inequalities and the...
This session explored how social protection interventions can ensure the realisation of human rights for the poorest people and the specific attention to children's rights required in order to guarantee their enjoyment of equal rights.
This session presented Plan's research on the issue of user fees and discuss the best ways of delivering basic services that meet the needs of poor children.
This session examined some of the key issues surrounding cash transfers.