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REFORMING SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
- Determinants and Strategies of Institutional Change -

 


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  Thursday, 20 October 2011
  08.30-10.00

Registration
  10.00-10.30
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Professor Elmar W. Weiler
Rector of Ruhr-University Bochum

Professor Wilhelm Löwenstein

Managing Director of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Günther Taube
Head of Division Health, Education, Social Security, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  10.30-10.45
Introduction to the Conference Theme (Room 2a)
Professor Markus Kaltenborn / Dr. Katja Bender /
Dr. Christian Pfleiderer

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  10.45-11.30
Keynote: Social Cohesion in a Shifting World
Perspectives on Global Development 2011
Social Cohesion in a Shifting World (ppt)

Dr. Johannes Jütting
Head of Unit Poverty Reduction and Social Development, Development Center, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  11.30-12.15
Social Protection for Poverty Reduction: Approaches, Effectiveness and Challenges
Social Protection for Poverty Reduction: Approaches, Effectiveness and Challenges (ppt)
Professor Armando Barrientos
Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Chair: Professor Eva Gerharz
Faculty of Social Sciences, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)

  12.15-13.00
Lunch

  13.00-15.30
Plenary Session (Room 2a)

Political Economy of Social Protection Reforms in Indonesia
Political Economy of Social Protection Reforms in Indonesia (ppt)
Dr. Bambang Widianto
Deputy for Social Welfare, Office of the Vice President, Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia)

The Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Reforms of Social Protection Systems – Experiences from South Africa
The Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Reforms of Social Protection Systems – Experiences from South Africa (ppt)
Professor Ockert Dupper
Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

ILO's Two-Dimensional Approach to the Extension of Social Security Coverage and the Social Protection Floor
ILO's Two-Dimensional Approach to the Extension of Social Security Coverage and the Social Protection Floor (ppt)
Dr. Christina Behrendt
Social Security Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Chair: Professor Hans Jürgen Rösner
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne (Germany)

  15.30-16.00
Coffee Break

  16.00-17.30 Parallel Session I: (Room 2a)
Political Feasibility of Basic Social Protection

Political Feasibility Universal Transfers - Reform Challenges in South
Africa

Professor Pieter Le Roux
Institute for Development Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)

Who to target – an obvious choice?
Who to target – an obvious choice for developing countries? (ppt)
Esther Schüring / Dr. Franziska Gassmann
Research Fellow / Senior Researcher and Head Training & Research Projects, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Chair: Marco Rimkus
Research Fellow, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum / Maokai Project Consult (Germany)

  16.00-17.30 Parallel Session II: (Room 1)
Social Protection Reforms – International Contexts

Social Protection in Fiscal Stimulus Packages (ppt)
Nina Thelen
Policy Analyst, Office of Development Studies,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Four Horsemen of the Development Partner Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Development Partner Apocalypse (ppt)
Nicholas Freeland
Programme Director of the Regional Hunger & Vulnerability Programme for Southern Africa, MASDAR Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Chair: Dr. Matthias Meissner
Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, Hanoi (Vietnam)


Friday, 21 October 2011

  09.15-09.45 Keynote
Combating poverty and inequality: The limits of social protection (ppt)
Dr. Sarah Cook
Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

  09.45-11.00 Plenary Session (Room 2a)

Crisis and Reform Acceptance
Crisis and Reform Acceptance (ppt)
PD Dr. Friedrich Heinemann
Head of the Department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance" at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim (Germany)

Building Social Protection Systems in Middle and Low Income Countries
Building Social Protection Systems in Middle and Low Income Countries (ppt)

Dr. David A. Robalino
Director Employment and Development Program at IZA, The World Bank

Chair: Professor Koen Caminada
Department of Tax Law and Economics, Leiden University (Netherlands)

  11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

  11.30-13.00 Parallel Session III: (Room 1)
Integrating Social Protection Systems

Social Protection Reforms in Vietnam

Social Protection Reforms in Vietnam (ppt)
Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Huong
Director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, Hanoi (Vietnam)

Social Protection: Policy Innovations from South Asia
Social Protection: political reform and policy innovations in South Asia (ppt)
Gabriele Köhler
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (United Kingdom)

Reforms of Social Protection Systems in Latin America - The Legal Context
Dr. Lorena Ossio
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich (Germany)
Chair: Professor Lutz Leisering Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)

Chair: Professor Lutz Leisering
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)

  11.30-13.00 Parallel Session IV: (Room 2a)
Stability and Change in Social Health Protection
Health reform in South Africa – the long walk

Stability and Change in Social Health Protection
Health reform in South Africa – the long walk (ppt)

Dr. Michael Thiede
evaplan, Heidelberg (Germany)

Explaining Policy Success: The Thai Healthcare Reforms
Explaining Policy Success: The Thai Healthcare Reforms (ppt)
Azad Singh Bali
Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Supporting Institutional Change in Social Health Protection: The WHO Governance for Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Appraisal
Supporting Institutional Change in Social Health Protection: The WHO Governance for Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Appraisal (ppt)
Dr. Barbara Rohregger
Independent Consultant and Consultant for WHO (Austria/ Italy)

Chair: Professor Ulrich Becker, LL.M. (EHI)
Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich (Germany)

  13.00-13.45
Closing

  13.15-14.30
Lunch

 


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