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UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) invite paper submissions for the Universal Child Grants International Conference. The conference will be held February 6-8, 2019, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The conference organisers invite research paper proposals based on evidence from the implementation of cash transfers and/or related theoretical considerations and their implications for Universal Child Grants. The experience of countries worldwide, including high-, middle- and low-income countries, is of interest.
Proposals could relate to the following thematic considerations:
- Programme and policy design and implementation (e.g. universalism and targeting; conditionality; administration; benefit duration and amounts; supply-side support/accompanying in-kind services; legislation and regulation).
- Outcomes (e.g. child outcomes such as monetary poverty, health, education, child labour and dignity and shame; outcomes for adults, including work and labour-related, and their implications for children’s outcomes).
- Wider policy context(e.g. political economy; legislation, legal framing and human/child rights; affordability and financing; progressive realisation and the relationship to other transfers and services).
With a focus on Universal Child Grants, this conference aims to support and promote informed policy debate and decision-making with regards to cash transfers, social protection, and the objectives of reducing child poverty and improving wider outcomes for children. It explores the arguments and the evidence emerging from the implementation of different types of cash transfers, their links to wider social policy (including in-kind transfers, universal education and health services, and tax policy), and implications for UCGs.
Submission deadline: October 1, 2018
For more information about the conference and to download the full call for papers, including submission instructions, visit the ODI website.
For any questions about this call or the conference, please contact the organizers directly.