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INCLUDE is very excited to announce the theme of our latest research programme and share some details and background about the content.
Over the past two decades, the implementation of social protection programmes has seen a great increase in Africa. These programmes have been able to deliver results in terms of poverty reduction, sustainable and resilient economic growth, raising labour productivity and enhancing social cohesion.
Equity remains a challenge in policies and mitigation measures developed by national African governments. However, the COVID-19 crisis also provided an opportunity for innovations to spark.
New research output building upon INCLUDE's research programme looking into social protection, productive employment & strategic actors for inclusive development that ran from 2014-2018.
This research update lists some of the scientific papers that build on the New Roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development projects’ work.
The question addressed in this paper is to what extent could the suite of new technologies known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) accelerate the transformation by speeding up the creation of new wage jobs in expanding, higher-productivity sectors, leading to a decline in the share of people working informally, and to what extent would youth benefit?
Although the Covid Pandemic did not have a huge impact in terms of health burden in Niger, response to it from the government and the public revealed the many fault-lines of Niger's sociopolitical makeup.