Michael Samson

Michael Samson has 25 years’ experience working in social protection, and specializes in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating social cash transfer programs. He has recently completed policy design projects for social assistance initiatives in Malawi, Lesotho, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, and Kenya, and is currently working on social protection projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, the Pacific, South Africa and Uganda. Michael coordinates and co-leads the team implementing the impact assessment of the Child Support Grant in South Africa.

By Michael Samson


How the Graduation Approach Fits Into Social Protection Programs

This past decade has seen an exponential growth in social protection programs. When appropriately designed and implemented, these programs tackle poverty and vulnerability and promote positive developmental outcomes.