Designing and funding social protection in low-income countries

  • Haaparanta, Pertti (Principal investigator)
  • Ylönen, Matti (Project Member)
  • Nyyssölä, Milla (Project Member)

Project Details


Many low-income countries have started to build social safety nets to improve the living standards of the poor and to increase the productive potential of the countries. The purpose of this multidisciplinary project is to produce new evidence on designing social protection in Finland's long-term development partners (Tanzania, Mozambique, Vietnam, Nepal). More specifically, we first describe the inequality reducing capacity of existing social security systems. Second, we take into account recent findings in psychology and investigate plans to design easy-to-use and efficient ways to deliver social protection. Third, we examine the causal effects of new types of social protection interventions, (measures aimed to improve workers' rights and the combination of production and protection). Fourth, we study how the burden of scaling up of public spending on social protection should be divided between donor countries and recipient countries' efforts to boost domestic tax revenues.
Short titleHaaparanta Pertti
Effective start/end date01/10/201330/04/2019


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