27 Apr Is social protection the next big idea to combat poverty?
PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk
As southern Sudan prepares for independence, it is already beginning to formulate policies that will repair a region shattered by decades of civil war. One of the most innovative ideas being considered, with some expertise reportedly from Unicef, is a benefit paid out to every child born since the peace agreement was signed in 2005 (which paved the way to independence) funded by the oil revenues of the region. The Peace Children policy has obvious political appeal for a new country wanting to draw a line under a violent history and launch a new future.