Book Chapters

2020 (with Tsukamoto) ‘Chapter 3: The contribution of employment-intensive investment programmes to structural economic transformation for peace and resilience,’ in Global Employment Policy Review 2020 Employment policies for inclusive structural transformation. ILO

2017 ‘The Role of Public Works in Addressing Poverty: Lessons from recent developments in Public Works Programming’, in Hulme and Lawson (eds) What Works for Africa’s Poorest, Practical Action Publishing.

2016 (with Yablonski and Winder Rossi) ‘The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Evaluations’, in Davis, Handa, Hypher, Winder Rossi, Winters and Yablonski. (eds) From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa, OUP.

2013 (with Meth) ‘Work and welfare in the global South: public works programmes as an instrument of social policy’, in Surender R and Walker (eds) Social Policy in a Developing World. OUP.

2013 (with Slater ) ‘Learning from the PSNP: The influence of Ethiopia’s social protection experience in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond’, in Pankhurst, A, Rahmato, D and van Uffelen, G (eds) Food Security, Safety Nets and Social Protection: the Ethiopian Experience. Forum for Social Studies, Ethiopia.

2010 (with Meth ) ‘EPWP – A major role in reducing unemployment and poverty?’ in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s Transformation Audit 2009.

2008 (with Mills, De Lorenzo and Malherbe) ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Public Works for Post-Conflict Development’, in Mackinlay, McNamee, and Mills (eds) International Peace Building for the 21st Century. American Enterprise Institute for Post-Conflict Public Policy Research/Royal United Services Institute. London.

2008 (with Meth) ‘The Function of Infrastructure Spending and Public Works in the Developmental State: Will increases in infrastructure spending and labour intensification contribute to the distribution of benefits from infrastructure investment to the poor?’ in Turok (ed) Wealth Doesn’t Trickle Down: The Case for a Developmental State in South Africa. Cape Town.

2008 ‘The Social Protection Function of Short Term Public Works Programmes in the Context of Chronic Poverty’ in Barrientos and Hulme (eds) Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Risk, Needs and Rights, Palgrave

2007 ‘Training and the EPWP’ in Kraak (ed) HSRC Human Development Review 2008. HSRC Press, Cape Town.

2006 ‘Development and Public Works’, in Clark (ed) The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Edward Elgar, United Kingdom.

2003 ‘Employment and Labour Market Trends’, in South African Human Resources Development Directory, HSRC Press, Cape Town.

Selected Working and Discussion Papers

2022 Strengthening Rural Resilience in India A framework for mainstreaming ERADA’s outputs for building long term resilience in rural India. GIZ

2021 (with Feyertag, Munden, Calow, Gelb, and Mason) ‘Covid-19 and food security: novel pathways and data gaps to improve research and monitoring efforts’. ODI policy brief.

2021 (with Cherrier, Both and Bastagli) ODA financing for social protection: Lessons from the Covid-19 response (GIZ/ODI)

2021 (with Lowe and Beazley) Operational lessons learned for social protection system-strengthen National cash transfer responses to Covid-19 (GIZ/ODI)

2021 (with Costella, van Aalst, Holmes Amoun and Barca) Social Protection and Climate Change: Scaling up Ambition (Red Cross Climate Centre and ITC University of Twente). (SPACE).

2021 (with Longhurst, Evans, Connolly, Lung, Alla and Plichta) What are future financing options for shock responsive social protection? (SPACE)

2021 (with Slater, Devereux, Baur, Trotter and Bright) Beyond Covid-19: Lessons for social protection from WFP’s work in East Africa in 2020

2021 Results and Indicators for Development: Social Protection. Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission

2019 Social Protection for Small Scale Fishers in the Mediterranean (FAO)

2019 (with Paul) An Introduction to MGNREGA Innovations and their Potential for India-Africa Linkages on Public Employment Programming. GIZ: India.

2018 (with Heinemann and Phillips). Exploration of a methodology for assessing the impact of policy engagement: what impact and how to assess it? IFAD Research Series. IFAD: Rome.

2018 Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment: Current Practices and Future Directions. (SPEC).

2017 (with Wanyama) The Politics of Scaling Up Social Protection in Kenya, ESID Working Paper no 87. Global Development Institute. University of Manchester.

2016 (with Holmes and Harman). Review of the indicators used to measure social protection performance: implications for EC programming. European Commission.

2016 (with Beazley and Solórzano) Public works programmes for protection and climate resilience. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, One Pager 335.

2015 (with Slater) Social Protection and Graduation through Sustainable Employment in IDS Bulletin, Volume46, Issue 2.  Special Issue: Graduating from Social Protection? (eds Devereux and Sabates‐Wheeler)

2014 (with Slater and Mathers) Guidance note for DFID: Exploiting the synergies between social protection and economic development

2013 The Pursuit of Public Welfare: Analysis of the institutional context informing the extension of donor supported social protection in developing countries, prepared for the EC.

2013 Community-based targeting (CBT) in the Social Protection sector. ODI Working Paper. September 2013

2013 (with Leon Himmelstine) Social protection and HIV: global literature review prepared for ILO. ILO.

2013 Public works and resilient food systems, prepared for GIZ. ODI Research Reports

2013 Shock response readiness appraisal toolkit, prepared for DFID. ODI Research Reports

2013 Review of the literature on social protection shock responses and readiness, prepared for DFID. ODI

2013 (with Holmes and Hagen-Zanker) What is the evidence on the impact of employment creation on stability and poverty reduction in fragile states. Prepared for DFID. ODI Research Reports

2013 (with Harris and Sony KC) The Politics of a national employment guarantee scheme in Nepal: an initial assessment of feasibility, prepared for DFID Nepal, ODI Research Report.

2012 ‘Appraising productivity enhancing Publics Works Programmes, Social Protection Toolsheets, ODI, London

2012 Systematic Review, The Evidence on the Impact of Job Creation on Stability and Poverty, ODI Research Report

2012 The politics of social protection: why are public works programmes so popular with governments and donors? ODI Background Note, September

2012 ‘Appraising productivity enhancing Publics Works Programmes, Social Protection Toolsheets, ODI, London

2011 Systematic Review, The impact of employment guarantee schemes and cash transfers on the poor, ODI Research Report

2011 The feasibility of financing sectoral development targets

2009 (with Vandemoortele) The global financial crisis: Poverty and social protection (ODI briefing paper, No. 51). ODI, London

2009 Overview of Public Works Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. ODI

2009 Cash transfers: affordability and sustainability

2009 Cash transfers and political economy in sub-Saharan Africa

2009 Social Protection, Rural Development and Food Security: Issues paper on the role of social protection in rural protection

2009 The global financial crisis and developing countries: Synthesis of the findings of 10 country case studies

2009 Social protection: A global imperative

2009 Global Financial Crisis Preliminary Synthesis of Ten Draft Country Reports

2009 A Development Charter for the G-20

2009 (with Wilkinson) Assessing the Incidence of Public Works Programmes: Using Propensity Score Matching to Assess Poverty Targeting in Two Public Works Programmes in South Africa. SALDRU Working Paper no 31. 

2008 (with Farrington) Digging holes and filling them in again?’ How far do public works enhance livelihoods? ODI Natural Resource Perspectives 120, London

2008 Recognising Heterogeneity: A Proposed Typology for Public Works Programmes.  SALDRU Working Paper Series: 26. 

2008 A typology for Public Works Programming.  ODI Natural Resource Perspectives 121. 

2005 Public Works in the Context of HIV/AIDS. SALDRU

2004 Public Works Policy Expectations and Programme Reality. CSSR Working Paper no 79. 

2004 (with Van Seventer) Economy-wide Impacts of Labour Intensification of Infrastructure Expenditure in South Africa.  CSSR Working Paper, no 93. 

2003 An Overview of the Performance and Potential of PWP in South Africa. CSSR Working Paper no 49.

2002 Public Works as a Response to Labour Market Failure in South Africa. CSSR Working Paper no 19.