IPC-IG researchers contribute to a new book on social policies in the Islamic world


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Two IPC-IG researchers contributed to the book “Social Policy in the Islamic World”, published in December 2020 by the International Series on Public Policy. Anna Carolina Machado and Charlotte Bilo wrote the chapter “Cash Transfer Programs in MENA from a Child Rights Perspective” based on two studies jointly published by the Centre and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): “Children’s Right to Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa Region—an Analysis of Legal Frameworks from a Child Rights Perspective” and “Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Through a Child and Equity Lens”.

The chapter provides a closer look at child-sensitive social protection in the Middle East and North Africa region, analysing the legal frameworks of programmes from a child rights perspective. In light of the rise of cash transfer programmes in the region, the study reflects on how their design could be improved to better respond to children’s needs. 
The chapter, as well as the whole book, are available for purchase through the publisher’s website.

Photo: UNICEF/Romenzi