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Title:Informal and formal social protection systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors:Devereux, StephenISNI
Getu, Melese
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
ISBN:9970252410; 9789970252411
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:social security
informal sector
urban poverty
climate change
health insurance
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Abstract:In recent years, social protection issues have gained unprecedented momentum in Africa. This is reflected in the fact that most African countries have either introduced or are considering social protection measures. However, most of them give little attention to the role or potential of informal social protection systems. The papers in this volume, which were earlier presented at a conference in Nairobi on 19-20 September 2011, deal with the scope and key elements of informal and formal social protection in sub-Saharan Africa: The conceptualisation and status of informal and formal social protection in sub-Saharan Africa (Stephen Devereux and Melese Getu); 'Giving is saving': the essence of reciprocity as an informal social protection system among the Arsii Oromo, southern Ethiopia (Mamo Hebo); Linking informal social arrangements, social protection and poverty reduction in the urban slums of Nairobi, Kenya (Philomena Muiruri); Securing the urban poor in the age of privatisation: lessons from Kampala city, Uganda (Sabastiano Rwengabo); Informal and formal social protection in Ethiopia (Amdissa Teshome); Social protection and increasing instablity in Zimbabwe: scope, institutions and policy options (Innocent Chirisa); Social protection and climate change adaptation in Lesotho: opportunities and constraints (Patrick Gwimbi); Social protection systems in pastoral areas of Ethiopia: the case of Fentale District, Oromia Region (Endalew Addis and Samuel Assefa); Assessing the impact of climate change on coping strategies and social safety networks among the pastoralists of Narok District, Kenya (Truphena Eshibukule Mukuna); An assessment of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment Programme in Uganda (Niringiye Aggrey); The impact of health insurance on household access to healthcare in Eldoret, Kenya (Nicholas Walter Otieno Ajwang'); Implementation and outcomes of secondary education bursaries in Kenya (Constance R. Ambasa-Shisanya); Conclusion (Stephen Devereux and Melese Getu). [ASC Leiden abstract]