Effectiveness of Social Protection


Within the scope of this focus, the international research project „Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG)“ is currently conducted. It applies a cost-effectiveness analysis of the relationship between social health protection and cash transfers to understand whether they are either complementing, substitutive, neutral or conflicting with respect to the accumulation of health-related human capital and its spill-over effects on further intermediate inclusive growth objectives, including labour participation, asset accumulation and equality.

Furthermore, it combines traditional cost-effectiveness analysis with political economy analysis.

Another key objective of the project is to initiate, facilitate, and strengthen a dialogue between the academic community, policy makers, and civil society representatives (see also dialogue on social protection and development).