Social protection for the poor and poorest : concepts, policies and politics
Table of Contents: *Foreword by Frances Stewart PART I. INTRODUCTION Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: An Introduction * A.Barrientos& * D.Hulme PART TWO: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS FOR SOCIAL PROTECTIONS: RISKS, NEEDS AND RIGHTS Risks, Needs and Rights: Compatible or Contradictory Bases for Social Protection? * L.Munro Insurance for the Poor? * S.Dercon, T. Bold& * C. Calvo Transformative Social Protection: The Currency of Social Justice * S.Deveureux& * R.Sabates-Wheeler Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras * M.Carter, P. Little, T. Mogues& * W. Negatu PART THREE: WHAT POLICIES WORK FOR THE POOREST? Indonesia's Social Protection during and after the Crisis * S.Sumarto, A. Suryahadi& * S. Bazzi HIV/AIDS, Social Protection and Chronic Poverty * R.Slater The Social Protection Function of Short-term Public Works Programmes in the Context of Chronic Poverty * A.McCord The Emergence and Popularity of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America * T.Britto Assisting the Poorest in Bangladesh: Learning from BRAC's 'Targeting the Ultra Poor Programme' * D.Hulme& * K.Moore Protecting the Poorest with Cash Transfers in Low Income Countries * B.Schubert PART FOUR: THE POLITICS AND FINANCING OF SOCIAL PROTECTION Process Deficits in the Provision of Social Protection in Rural Maharashtra * S.Pellissery Conceptualising the Politics of Social Protection in Africa * S.Hickey Political Incumbency and Drought Relief in Africa * N. Munemo Can Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Afford Basic Social Protection? First Results of a Modelling Exercise * C.Berendt Financing Social Protection * A.Barrientos PART FIVE: CONCLUSION Embedding Social Protection in the Developing World * A.Barrientos& * D.Hulme Short Description: Social protection is fast becoming an important theme in development policy. This book examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analyzing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest. Long Description: Social protection is fast becoming one of the most important themes in development policy. This collection examines the political processes shaping the formulation of social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analysing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on the policies focused on the poor and the poorest. Drawing on key case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the contributors outline solutions for the future of social protection in developing countries.