Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa?

30June2017 09:00 - 12:30


The purpose and scope of this workshop is to present findings from a two-years study on the impacts of social protection in Ghana and Kenya and to exchange knowledge and ideas with policy experts on the translation of these findings into policy and practice.

In particular, the study findings will discuss the medium-term and interaction effects of different social protection instruments and consider policy alternatives in light of the political economic context in each country. It is envisioned that through this joint discussion and reflection by social protection policy and research experts, the study recommendations can be strengthened before international publication.

The workshop is organised by Dr Nicky Pouw (Governance and Inclusive Development, University of Amsterdam) and chaired by Frank van Kesteren (Knowledge Manager, INCLUDE).


  • 09.00-09.30: Welcome, coffee & registration
  • 09.30-09.45: Opening by Frank van Kesteren (Include/The Broker
  • 09.45-10.30: Presentation 1: Social Protection and Inclusive Growth in Kenya and Ghana - Dr Nicky Pouw (UvA)
  • 10.30-10.45: Roundtable discussion
  • 10.45-11.00: Coffee/tea break
  • 11.00-11.45: Presentation 2: Insights into the political economy of social protection reforms - Prof Katja Bender (Hochschule Bonn Rhein-Sieg)
  • 11.45-12.15: Roundtable discussion
  • 12.15-12.30: Closing remarks

Participation and registration

The workshop is open to researchers, students, and professionals engaged in policy and advocacy around social protection in developing countries. Participation is free and lunch will be provided. You can register by sending an email to Ms. Lizzie Dipple.

Location: University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland Campus, Room: C3.05

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    Building B: +31 (0)20 525 5340 | Building C: +31 (0)20 525 5470

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