Description

What are the forms, functions and outcomes of social protection as it is emerging and evolving internationally, and what does it mean for poverty, inequality and social justice in the 21st century?
This primary research question will be answered by addressing the following sub-questions, which map onto our four work packages (WPs):
WP1: What has been the effect of emerging social protection programmes on poverty, and which forms of social protection have been most successful in alleviating poverty?
WP2: What are the normative and ethical underpinnings of social protection that are emerging across the Global North and Global South? What role do voluntary and community sector organisations exercise in the envisaging of, advocacy for, and experimentation with social protection concepts and instruments?
WP3: What forms of contemporary governance facilitate and/or frustrate effective social protection? What new challenges and opportunities does the digitisation of social protection programmes offer? What is the role of transnational politics in shaping social protection policies?
WP4: Is there a new classification of countries that can emerge from the use of social protection data that better addresses the ambitions of the International Labour Organisation’s Social Protection Floor?

Layman's description

What are the forms, functions and outcomes of social protection as it is emerging and evolving internationally, and what does it mean for poverty, inequality and social justice in the 21st century?
Short title£71,708
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/1731/07/18