We are delighted to announce the second session of A4ID's Trade, Debt and Finance Knowledge Group.
A4ID has four knowledge groups this year. Each will meet three times during the year.
This year the A4ID Trade, Debt and Finance Knowledge Group explores methods to improve access to financial services for the poor, in view of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1: Eradicating Poverty.
Our first session in May explored how microfinance can be a problematic approach to poverty reduction.
Our second session will explore whether cash transfers—simply giving cash to those in need—can help reduce poverty. What are the achievements and limitations of such an approach? Should cash transfers be conditional and selective? Should they be a response to a crisis, or rather a long-term strategy administered by states?
Our speakers will present the different approaches to cash transfers and hard evidence of the impact of such approaches.
Dr Stephen Kidd - Development Pathways
Dr Stephen Kidd is a Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways and has more than 30 years experience working on social security and social development in over 25 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific. He was previously Director of Policy at HelpAge International and a Senior Social Development Adviser at DFID, where he led the Social Protection and Equity and Rights policy teams. He has published extensively on social security, including on issues such as targeting, conditions, pension systems, child vulnerability, disability and the political economy of social protection.
Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Overseas Development Institute
Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker is a Research Fellow in Social Protection Programme at ODI. Her main research interests lie in social protection and migration. She has extensive experience in the analysis of social protection programmes and policies, migration, remittances, design and analysis of household surveys in low-income countries, quasi-experimental impact evaluations and developing and executing rigorous, evidence-based literature reviews.
Group Coordinators: Akofa Tsiagbe and Addison Pierce (Shearman & Sterling LLP)
Join our Linkedin Discussion group to find background reading materials and resources on the topic, including reports authored or co-authored by our speakers. Join the conversation!
This Knowledge Group is free and open to all those with a strong interest in the role of the law in promoting sustainable and fair development and human rights.
Feel free to stay behind for networking drinks that we will be hosting after the talk.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact A4ID's Learning Department: firstname.lastname@example.org