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Social Protection in Cameroon’s Education and Health Sectors

By |2018-10-16T13:06:33+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , |

By Egoh Aziz Modi, Development Policy Analyst Social protection and welfare systems in most sub Saharan African countries are below international standards. According to the International Federation of Social Workers,[1]“social protection is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work and/or protection.  Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social protection engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.” The above [...]

Increasing Development Outcomes through Evidence-Based Policy Making

By |2018-03-03T04:41:33+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: |

Across the world, policy specialists have expressed serious concern on what has been referred to as the rising gap between official public policy and policy implementation. Particular to some nations, especially the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa, is the rising curiosity of researchers and experts concerning the policy making process; given that this part of the world remains the least developed. This is the case, in spite of the numerous development interventions from donor countries and development institutions, in a multitude of sectors. Recent research on development has many social scientists and even policy makers attributing this lag in development and [...]