Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161539
Authors: 
Pruce, Kate
Hickey, Sam
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/156
Abstract: 
This paper examines the rise of the social protection agenda in Zambia, and demonstrates that this has two alternative drivers: shifting dynamics within Zambia's political settlement and the promotional efforts of a transnational policy coalition. We compare the cases of social cash transfers and social health insurance to investigate how the interplay of these drivers has shaped the uneven commitment to the respective policies. Social protection has yet to displace existing interests, ideas, and rent-allocation practices. However, cash transfers are gaining localized support. What matters now is the way in which such transfers become integrated within Zambia's distributional regime.
Subjects: 
cash transfers
ideas
political settlements
social health insurance
social protection
Zambia
JEL: 
H51
H53
I13
I38
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-200-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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