About the project
The Social Assistance Map Explorer supports interactive queries on the number of participant households and individuals (reach) and the financial resources (resources) associated with social assistance programmes by type (pure income transfers; conditional income transfers; employment guarantees; integrated antipoverty programmes) for the period 2000-2015.
The explorer relies on a harmonised panel dataset Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries constructed as part of a research project on Improving research infrastructure on social assistance in low and middle income countries. The project, which is the first of its kind, collected and harmonised data on social assistance programme design and implementation, institutional development and financial resources. Programme data can be aggregated at country and region level. Users can download our open access dataset.
The two-year research project is led by Professor Armando Barrientos. It aims to develop concepts, indicators and data to support comparative research on emerging welfare institutions in low and middle income countries.
This project is based at the Global Development Institute, the largest dedicated development research and teaching institute in Europe, which is part of The University of Manchester.
The project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the UK Government’s Department for International Development.
The project drew on the knowledge and expertise of a large number of collaborators across the world.
With thanks to all who help with the research project:
Ali Akbar Tajmazinani
Alper Súkrú Gencer
Aminata Bakouan Traoré
Celine Peyron Bista
Chris De Neuborg
Joana Borges Henriques
Luigi Peter Ragno
Paola Peña Verdugo
Sara Rose Abdoulayi
Sri Wening Handayani
Vincent van Halsema