17 December 2020

UNICEF, SOAS University of London, EPRI, Network Capital

Lessons from implementation seldom feedback into practice of influencing policy within a time span where they are still relevant. It is rare for a book to be written almost in real-time. But this new book on ‘Social Protection: Lands of Blossoming Hope’ comes very close to it. Usha Mishra Hayes, Chief of Social Policy with UNICEF Nepal, boldly put pen to paper during her a break in service from the UN and teased out lessons from her work across six countries to provide topical insights into what works when it comes to moving the proverbial needle of policy.

This webinar brought together key practitioners and thinkers to discuss the book and its lessons for our practice. This is about the confluence of the action plus reflection and the implications for our work on policy and programmes. It’s about linking practice to policy.


  • Usha Mishra Hayes, UNICEF
  • Michael Samson, Economic Policy Reaserch Institute
  • Subir Sinha, SOAS University of London
  • Pedro Arruda, IPC-IG
  • Abdul Alim, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia


  • Hossain Zillur Rahman, BRAC
  • Sanjukta Ghosh, SOAS South Asia Institute

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Attendees: 73


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(until august/2021)