Social Protection

Social protection shields people against health crisis and other shocks and can help people overcome poverty traps. We do research on a wide range of crucial social, economic, and political issues related to the design, scope, and implementation challenges of social protection programs.


  • GIGA Talk | 11/05/2022

    After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey

    When Turkey announced that it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, it led to protests against the country’s democratic backsliding. In this GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the reasons behind and effects of this decision. Video now online!

    In Brief | 27/03/2022

    GIGA Expert Merike Blofield Presents Policy Brief at Global Solutions Summit 2022

    At the Global Solutions Summit 2022, GIGA expert Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield will present her policy brief on a global universal basic income for children. The summit, which brings government representatives together with researchers, is considered an important forum for research-based political consultation.

    Lancet Global Health, The | 01/2022

    A Diagonal and Social Protection Plus Approach to meet the Challenges of the COVID-19 Syndemic: Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence Interventions in Latin America

    The authors of this paper argue that building programmatic linkages between social protection platforms, particularly cash transfers, and IPV prevention, mitigation, and response services, creates synergies that can promote freedom from both poverty and violence.

    Prof. Dr. Felicia Knaul

    Renzo Calderon-Anyosa

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Amber Peterman

    Dr. Juliana Martínez Franzoni

    Megan O'Donnell

    Dr. Flavia Bustreo

    GIGA Focus Global | 6/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts on Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 in the Global South

    With the pandemic, the risk of violence against women and children, especially within the home, increased further as people sheltered at home at the same time that they faced great financial and emotional stress. The authors of this GIGA Focus assess government efforts to address and treat gender-based violence.

    GIGA Talk | 20/10/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts Addressing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19

    In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic the risk of gender-based violence, especially within the home, has further increased. Governments around the world are addressing this problem quite differently. In this GIGA Forum/GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the effect of related government responses and offer policy recommendations.


    COVID-19 Gender-Based Violence Policy Tracker | 03/2022

    Policy Briefing Paper: Italy: Working Paper #4

    Federica Tronci

    Dr. Flavia Bustreo

    Benedetta Armocida

    Cecilia Rocco

    Prof. Dr. Gabriella Conti

    GIGA Focus Global | 6/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts on Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 in the Global South

    With the pandemic, the risk of violence against women and children, especially within the home, increased further as people sheltered at home at the same time that they faced great financial and emotional stress. The authors of this GIGA Focus assess government efforts to address and treat gender-based violence.

    Edited Volume | FESCOL Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Colombia | 08/2021

    The Entanglements of Peace: Reflections on the long road of transforming the armed conflict in Colombia

    The publication of this study, which seeks to analyse and understand the variety of conceptions of peace in Colombia, comes at a key but complex moment. The context of the pandemic has not only had an impact on the health of the Colombian population, but also on the quality of life of households.

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

    Lead Research Fellow / General Editor GIGA Focus Editor GIGA Focus Global

    Kristina Birke Daniels

    Policy Research Working Paper | 08/2021

    Scores, Camera, Action: Social Accountability and Teacher Incentives in Remote Areas

    Arya Gaduh

    Menno Pradhan

    Dewi Susanti

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 08/09/2022

    Trust. The Key to Social Cohesion and Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Lecture by Carlos Scartascini, Head of the Development Research Group at the Research Department and Leader of the Behavioral Economics Group of the Inter-American Development Bank

    GIGA Seminar in Socio-Economics | 25/08/2022

    Socio-Economic Values of Syrian Refugees

    Lecture by Andreas Nicklisch, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland

    GIGA Talk | 11/05/2022

    After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey

    When Turkey announced that it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, it led to protests against the country’s democratic backsliding. In this GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the reasons behind and effects of this decision. Video now online!

    Deutsche Welle (DW) | Quote | 27/03/2022

    Ägypten: Regierung ringt um Ernährungssicherheit

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 05/10/2020

    The Social Consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America

    Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    11/05/2022

    After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey

    When Turkey announced that it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, it led to protests against the country’s democratic backsliding. In this GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the reasons behind and effects of this decision.

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    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

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