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Babken Babajanian

Research Fellow

Portrait of Babken Babajanian

Babken Babajanian specialises in social protection and social policy. His research interests include the development of social protection systems, international and comparative dimensions of social policy, poverty reduction strategies, social exclusion, governance and accountability, and decentralisation and community-driven development.

 

Before joining ODI, he worked at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, where he was responsible for developing ADB’s action plan for social protection for Asia and the Pacific. He also managed regional technical assistance projects aimed at capacity building and knowledge sharing in social protection. He designed and managed a regional policy study on the role and impact of social pensions in Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, and Thailand. Babken consulted extensively for the World Bank and the UK Department of International Development (DFID). In particular, he conducted research and analytical work on social dimensions of poverty reduction policies in Central Asia as well as a number of social impact and beneficiary assessments.

 

Babken lectured BSc and MSc courses in international social policy at the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for 5 years. Whilst at LSE, he conducted research on the social and institutional outcomes of the social investment funds in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan as well as managed an ESRC funded comparative study on community-based welfare provision in the Caucasus and Central Asia. His research has led to a number of publications in academic journals, working papers and agency commissioned reports.

  1. Analysis of social transfers for children and their family in Kazakhstan

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Analysis of social transfers for children and their families in Kazakhstan

    Other

  3. How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

    Research reports

  4. How does social protection contribute to social inclusion in Nepal? Evidence from the Child Grant in the Karnali Region

    Research reports

  5. The contribution of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings to social inclusion in Afghanistan: Country briefing

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. The contribution of Nepal’s Child Grant to social inclusion in the Karnali region: country briefing

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Can social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. How do labour programmes contribute to social inclusion in Afghanistan? Evidence from BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings for young women

    Research reports

  9. Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

    Event

  10. Social protection and social exclusion: an analytical framework to assess the links

    Working papers

  11. Social protection for older persons: social pensions in Asia

    Event

  12. Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Nepal

    Working papers

  13. Social protection for older persons: social pensions in Asia

    Book/book chapter

  14. Lessons for global health in India

    Event

  15. Social protection and its contribution to social cohesion and state building

    Research reports