• 2022 Trainers

    Your trainers are globally renowned social protection experts who bring decades of experience of developing effective schemes and providing policy advice in over 50 countries, from Angola to Uzbekistan. Our team has significant experience delivering training on inclusive social protection schemes across the world.

    Senior Social Policy Specialist Angola Barrantes, speaking on inclusive social protection in Brazil.

    Alexandra Barrantes

    Senior Social Policy Specialist

    Alexandra is a Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways. She has more than 20 years of experience in social protection, poverty reduction, inequality, social rights, right to identity, governance and financial inclusion. Alexandra has provided high-level policy advice and conducted negotiations with government officials regarding social protection high-level design and policy implications in over 20 low- and middle-income countries. Since joining Pathways she has led a team designing the first cash transfer in Angola, a team supporting the implementation of social protection in Malawi, a team undertaking a Situational Analysis in Uganda, social protection trainings, and formed part of an Advisory Group to UNICEF’s Social Policy Team organising the Universal Child Benefit Conference.


    Previously, she worked for a regional international organisation for the Americas region (OAS) for many years, where she headed the Social Protection Section, and led teams developing and designing a Social Protection Diploma Course, a regional social protection network, technical assistance and capacity-building for social development ministries, and providing technical advice to regional social policy inter-governmental bodies. Managed team responsible for providing support to the Working Group to Examine the National Periodic Reports Envisioned in the Protocol of San Salvador on economic, social and cultural rights and for instituting the first-ever round of reports on indicators of progress on social rights. She has also undertaken consultancies with UNICEF, and collaborated with key international actors in the social protection and poverty reduction field, including: UNRISD, ILO, OPHI, ECLAC, World Bank, Regional Working Group for the Social Protection Floor Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank, WFP, FAO, UNDP, and UN Women.


    She authored and contributed with several publications including a Situational Analysis on income, nutrition and food insecurity in Karamoja, Equity and Social Inclusion, Multidimensional Poverty Indexes, a human-rights based approach to social protection, and has recently been working on conditions, dignity and shame and poverty. More information on Alexandra's projects and publications is available here.

    Senior Social Policy Specialist Bjorn Gelders, providing analysis to underpin inclusive social protection in Indonesia.

    Bjorn Gelders

    Senior Social Policy Specialist

    Bjorn is a Senior Social Policy Specialist and Economist at Development Pathways, specialising in child poverty, inequality, vulnerability and social protection.


    His areas of expertise include mixed-methods research design, statistical analysis, microsimulation and policy analysis. Bjorn has worked in more than 20 countries with governments, the UN and development agencies across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. He is a member of the DFAT Poverty and Social Protection Expert Panel and is regularly contracted to provide inputs and advice to the DFAT-funded MAKOTA Indonesia; the DFID-funded Capacity and Policy Development Facility (CPDF) in Rwanda; and the DFID-funded Expanding Social Protection (ESP) programme in Uganda.


    He has supported the design and implementation of large-scale household surveys in countries such as South Africa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Uganda, and Vanuatu; has extensive experience in analysing census and survey micro-data; and authored a significant number of reports on impact, the SDGs, and poverty, including a Quantitative Impact Analysis of Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant, the SDG Baseline Report on Children in Indonesia, Global Goals for Every Child: Progress and Disparities Among Children in South Africa and contributing to the Realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals By, For and With Persons with Disabilities: UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018.

    Bjorn is also well-versed in conducting microsimulations of the cost and impact of social protection programmes to support policy and decision-making; and regularly delivers workshops and trainings for both technical and non-technical audiences.

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    Shea McClanahan

    Senior Social Policy Specialist

    Shea has more than 15 years of experience in social policy and social protection, focusing in recent years on social insurance and its place within inclusive social protection systems in developing countries.


    Shea has actively engaged in key social policy research and data processes at the UN. At UNRISD, she contributed to global research on financing social policy, social policy and migration, and a range of other topics. While at the International Social Security Association, she led research and production of Social Security Programs Throughout the World; engaged with the CEOs of national social security agencies on issues related to social security extension, administration and implementation; and contributed to UN-wide social protection inter-agency data collaboration through SPIAC-B. Shea has collaborated closely with the ILO, contributing to the World Social Protection Report 2017-19 and working to streamline global social security data collection and validation processes.


    Previously, Shea was a research assistant to a former US Commissioner of Social Security and has 10 years of social policy research experience in Latin America. At Development Pathways, she leads the portfolio on the informal economy and multi-tiered social protection, and oversees multiple projects in Viet Nam, Uganda and West Africa.

    Development Pathways' Senior Social Policy Specialist Stephen Kidd, training in Kenya on building an inclusive social protection system.

    Dr Stephen Kidd

    Senior Social Policy Specialist

    Stephen is currently a Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways, with a wealth of experience working on social protection. He previously worked for DFID as a Senior Social Development Adviser, including leading its Social Protection and Equity and Rights policy teams, has been Director of Policy and Communications at HelpAge International, where he led the organisation’s engagement on social protection, and used to be a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.


    Over the past 20 years, Stephen has worked in over 30 countries across Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America providing advice to governments and agencies on social protection. His experience ranges from advisory support in the development of national strategies and policies on social protection, leading the design of social protection schemes for development partners, undertaking reviews of social transfer programmes and national systems, research on a wide range of social protection issues – including on targeting, conditions, disability-inclusive social protection, ageing and social protection, universal child benefits, and the political economy of social protection – and has delivered many training courses on inclusive social protection.


    Stephen has an extensive publishing record including: Leaving No-one Behind: Building Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Persons with Disabilities (2019); Hit and Miss: An Assessment of Targeting Effectiveness in Social Protection (2019); a chapter in Social Protection for Informal Workers (2016); The Effectiveness of the Graduation Approach (2017); Social Pensions and their Contribution to Economic Growth (2017); a series of UNESCAP e-learning policy guides including Why We Need Social Protection (2018); and Are You Designing Social Protection Schemes from a Citizenship or a Charity Paradigm? (2017) 


    A comprehensive list of his publications can be found here. 


    Dr Anna McCord is a specialist in public works programmes.

    Dr Anna McCord

    Senior Consultant

    Anna is a research economist specialising in social protection design, analysis and impact, including the relationship between social protection and HIV/AIDS, with a particular interest in public works, labour markets and employment, as well as the political economy of social policy interventions.


    Anna has experience throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as well as central, southern and south eastern Asia, working closely with a range of major donors, governments and non governmental agencies. This has included in recent years a baseline review of the impact of DFID Social Protection Policy Engagement in Uganda and contributing to the evaluation of the Hunger Safety Net Programme in Kenya as Expert Panel Advisor to DFID; and methodology development and analysis of the impact of IFAD policy engagement in South East Asia (India, Indonesia, Nepal & Viet Nam); and Technical Advisor and Report Author, Conference on Social Protection and Employment Promotion for DFAT.


    She has provided training training to a range of bilateral donor staff, including to DFAT partners staff on social protection and active labour markets; EU international staff on social protection and public works; and DFID staff on active labour market policies. She has written extensively on the political economy of social protection and public works and labour market interventions, including the key book Public works and social protection in Southern Africa: Do public works work for the poor? and the book chapter '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.

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    Chad Anderson

    Senior Social Policy Specialist

    Chad has more than 10 years of experience in social protection, social policy and humanitarian response programming, focusing in recent years on building and strengthening inclusive child benefits. 


    Chad has worked in Palestine, Somalia, Thailand and Yemen where he has engaged stakeholders on building tax-financed social protection schemes that address key risks throughout life. Chad has also contributed to various United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) research focused on strengthening inclusive social protection in Asia and the Pacific. He was also part of the team at ESCAP that built the socialprotection-toolbox.org platform. Most recently before joining Development Pathways, Chad was part of Save the Children’s global thought leadership on child sensitive social protection where he co-authored the organisation’s first landmark report on universal child benefits and led  Save the Children’s large-scale social protection and resilience portfolio in Somalia.  


    At Development Pathways, Chad engages on multiple projects in Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on the systems and administration of tax-financed social protection schemes.  

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    Charles Knox-Vydmanov

    Senior Consultant

    Charles is an independent consultant working on social protection. Charles has over twelve years of experience in the field of social protection, advising governments and other stakeholders on social protection policy, undertaking research and conducting training activities. As technical lead on social protection at HelpAge International (2012-2018) he undertook technical advisory services and research, with a focus on pension policy, in countries including Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Peru, the Philippines and Zambia. From 2018-2020 he managed the development of social protection training activities at the ITCILO in Turin, including leading development of key components of the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts. As an independent consultant, his recent work has included analysis of social protection responses to COVID-19, and contributing as a lead author of the UN ESCAP/ILO Social Outlook 2020 focused on social protection in Asia and the Pacific.

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Privacy Policy
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3.1	This Privacy Policy applies to your use of Development Pathways’ online training course. It tells you what to expect when we collect personally identifiable information about you, and what your rights are concerning the collection of your information. It is provided in accordance with our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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4.1.	Personal information:
Data Collected 1: Contact information: name and email address	
How we use the data:
•	It will only be used for our own communication and statistical purposes. 
•	It will be used to send email notifications and updates related to the online training. 
•	We may also contact you to share your opinions and experiences of the course and well as for marketing future courses. 
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Data collected 2: Photos or videos
How we use the data:
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•	You would have given explicit consent for this by accepting the terms and conditions of this course. 
•	Any videos in which participants of the course are identifiable will not be used for future commercial endeavours.
Data collected 3: Data relating to your use of our website and enrolment on the online course	
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Data collected 4: Information provided for correspondence	
How we use the data:
•	Such as telephone, address, country of residence, post code and email address.  
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•	With your permission and/or, where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email or telephone or text message or post with information, news and offers on our products and services. 
•	We will not send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
•	Providing the training courses and certificates for the online courses.
Data collected 5:  Financial Information: credit/debit card information	
How we use the data:
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4.2.	 Non-personally identifiable information: when you access the training site, analytical or performance cookies collect certain information related to you, such as the Internet Protocol address used, your navigation through the site and device and browser used. Similarly, our registration platform, Wufoo, uses web beacons to produce reports on behaviour, in relation to the registrations forms we provide, including the IP address. This information does not identify you and will be used for internal use only, including but not limited to the analysis of location to determine taxing regulation applicable to the ticket price of the course.

The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only. In the main, we process your data in order to comply with a legal requirement or in order to effectively manage the product you have paid for or to improve our services.
Activity 1 requiring your data:	
Use of your personal information 	
Lawful basis for activity 1:
•	Necessary to perform our obligations under our contract with you, which includes providing you with access to the online training course for which you have registered and/or made a purchase. 
•	Also necessary in order to ensure we deliver a high level of customer service through ongoing customer communications and responses to customer queries.
•	Track and ensure completion of contractual obligations.
•	Carry out internal market research and business development.
Activity 2 requiring your data:
Sending marketing and promotional communications from Development Pathways only.	
Lawful basis for activity 2:
•	Only where we have explicit consent to collect, store, and use your information for this purpose.
Activity 3 requiring your data:
Use of financial information
Lawful basis for activity 3:	
•	Payment to be carried out in order to receive a service, which is part of the contract.

We retain personal data we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so, e.g., accounting requirements. We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary, in relation to the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
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•	As long as you remain on any mailing lists.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information or you have requested to be taken off the mailing list, we will delete your personal data.
All stored data is safeguarded using our organisation’s secure server. We use technical and organisational measures including using accounts and a server that is protected through strong passwords and multi-factor authentication. We will hold your data only for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the data be deleted. In relation to images, these will be retained for as long as is necessary to communicate the project to which they relate, only with the consent of any individuals who may be identifiable. 
In relation to emails to and from Development Pathways, if you receive any confidential information accidentally or you have reason to believe that there has been a breach of personal data, please contact the  Data Compliance Officer.
You may have the following data protection rights:
•	To access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information. Development Pathways takes reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up to date. You may contact us directly at any time about accessing, correcting, updating or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data, by emailing us at admin@developmentpathways.co.uk. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
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This Privacy Policy was last updated on 1 March 2021.
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions set out below and our Privacy and Cookies Policies together constitute the legal agreement between you and Development Pathways Ltd relating to the provision of this training course.
1.	Course Fee, Payment & Registration
1.1.	The course fee must be paid in full before the start date of the course (1 March 2020), unless prior written agreement has been provided by Development Pathways Ltd.
1.2.	Development Pathways has the right to refuse entry to the course and use of course materials if the course fee is not paid before the course date, unless prior written agreement has been provided by Development Pathways Ltd.
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2.	Participant Cancellation
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2.2.	If a customer does not advise of a cancellation in writing before the start date of the course the full course fees will not be refundable.
2.3.	If a customer advises of a cancellation 7 days or more before the start date of the course fee will be fully refundable.
2.4.	If a customer advises of a cancellation 7 days or less before the start date of the course 50% of the course fee will be refundable.
3.	Development Pathways Cancellation
3.1.	Development Pathways Ltd has the right to cancel the course after the acceptance of registrations. In this event Development Pathways Ltd will reimburse in full any course fees paid and Development Pathways Ltd.’s liability will be limited to the value of the course fees paid.
4.	Intellectual Property
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4.4.	Participants agree to not record any elements of the course lectures in any way without authorisation from Development Pathways Ltd.
4.5.	Only registered and admitted participants may access and participate in the course.

5.	Personal Data & Privacy
5.1.	Any personal data supplied by the customer can be processed by Development Pathways Ltd on the legal basis and for the purposes set out in the Privacy Policy and in line with GDPR requirements.
5.2.	All lectures provided as part of the course will be recorded. By participating in this course, you agree to being recorded and for these recordings to be shared to all participants of the course and internally within Development Pathways Ltd.
5.3.	By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are agreeing that you understand that there will be filming and recording. Your participation in photography at the training is voluntary, and you can choose not to participate in part or all. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing Development Pathways at inclusivesp@developmentpathways.co.uk.
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