Program scale and cost

Studies related to CT cost (PDFs)

Affordability of Social Protection Measures in Poor Developing Countries
Earnán O’Cleirigh, Irish Aid (2009)
Decisions on the affordability of social protection measures should be informed by an assessment of their short and medium term impacts and the economic benefits they bring at household, local economy and national economy levels. They should be taken in inclusive country level policy-making and budgetary process, based on country-specific analysis and situated within an overall national social policy framework.
Fiscal Space for Strengthened Social Protection
G. Handley, UNICEF/ODI (2009)
The report examines the current situation in five countries in West and Central Africa with regard to fiscal space, with a view to identifying scope for the sustainable financing of additional spending on social protection. It starts from the premise that, although such programmes may be desirable from the point of view of poverty reduction and politically and institutionally possible at sector level, spending decisions need to be taken from a ‘whole of government’ perspective, explicitly taking into account the need to maintain fiscal and macroeconomic stability.
Financing Social Protection
Armando Barrientos, Brooks World Poverty Institute (2007)
There has been much discussion and debate on the kind of institutions and policies that could best address poverty and vulnerability in developing countries. Financing has emerged as a key constraint on the extension of social protection. The paper considers the main sources, and key constraints, of the financing mix for social protection in developing countries, and especially low income countries among them. It argues that achieving an appropriate financing mix is essential to ensure the resources required are available. It is also important in…
Can low income countries afford basic social protection? First results of a modelling exercise
Karuna Pal and others, International Labour Organization (2005)
It is a known fact today that approximately 1.3 billion people in the world live in poverty with under US$1 (Purchasing Power Parity PPP) a day. In 1999, 47 per cent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa was living in extreme poverty with less than US$1 (PPP) a day. The achievement of the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) aimed at reducing poverty by half by 2015 seems very far off target in certain regions of the world. In this context the recent report 1 of the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) lays down a certain number of…