Advances in Studying Interaction between Social Policy Instruments (Policy Oriented Panel)

Social protection is increasingly considered as a relevant instrument for inclusive growth in developing countries. Distinct social protection policy instruments such as for example cash transfers or social health protection often share similar objectives in this regard, but the relationship between different instruments has not been thoroughly addressed yet. This session aims to discuss new evidence-based and strategic knowledge on the interaction effects between different social protection instruments. It may also include the interaction between social protection policy instruments and other social policy instruments in a broader sense (for example education or health policies). The panel will bring together researchers and policy-related stakeholders from low-medium and high-income countries. The session aims to create an interactive platform for debating latest advances made in exploring interaction effects, complementarities or conflicts between different social policy instruments and lessons learnt with stakeholders from both research and policy circles. Based on empirical research and/or policy evaluation experiences the session will include short input presentations, a moderated panel discussion and audience interaction.

Panelists (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Kennedy Alatinga, University for Development Studies, Ghana

Ms. Anja Hornig, GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Germany

Prof. Dr. Nicky Pouw, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Barbara Rohregger, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Dr. Christoph Strupat, German Development Institute, Germany


Prof. Dr. Katja Bender, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Organizers: Katja Bender (H-BRS) & Nicky Pouw (UvA)