Can Social Protection Work in Fragile States? Case study: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia

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To date, some examples of social protection are becoming the standard approach to reducing poverty levels. However, despite its long history of success in some developing worlds, social protection programs are non-existent or weakening in Fragile States. This book discusses conditions which can make social protection work in Fragile States; such as effectiveness, foreign aid, state capacity, political will, transfer delivery methods and also issues of partnerships, coordination of aid and corruption
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Number of pages52
ISBN (Electronic)978-6202066839
ISBN (Print)6202066830
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017

Bibliographical note

Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, BSc(Hons), MA, PhD (University of Manchester) has a background in international development, health psychology and mental health research. He is actually working within a team in the Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York (UoY). Prior to joining the UoY, Kayonda worked for social projects & the NHS.


  • Social Protection, Fragile States, Cash Transfers, Foreign Aid, Poverty, Suh-Sahara, Case studies: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia.

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