Social policy has varied articulations and manifestations. This repository collects contextual information pertinent to social policy, including discussions of social policy of international financial instutions, international- and country- law and regulatory frameworks, and helpful resources for social development practitioners.

In tracking how social policy is defined and realized policy formulations change and evolves The relationship between seemingly similar terms and concepts is sometimes obtuse and counter-intuitive. This repository is open and public in the hope that someone (other than myself) may eventually find and use it. Ideally, this repository may one day help others tasked with analyzing social policy and its phenomenological manifestations.
Currently, I am a solo author—doing my best to keep up with the changes and to identify and analyze inconsistence where I encounter them. I doubt I will ever finish. If you find your way here, welcome! If you’d like to contribute, that’d be amazing. Ideally, submit a pull request.


For those reading via this site’s front end, I am slowing building out navigation links and index files to guide your journey through this website. Please bear with me; I’ll work it out. Here are a few bits of orientation:

terms/ # definitional terminology
social-policy/ # clarifications of the organization of social policy among development financial institutions
thematic-issues/ #
accountability-mechanisms/ #
country-safeguard-systems/ # work on state-level social policy, including compilation of law and analysis of topical issues
ifi-implementation-resources/ #
international-law_good-practice/ #
data/ # data sets that relate to social development issues
ref/ # references and literature

For those reading via GitHub, the repository structure will be apparent.

Thanks for visiting. Please let me know how this site can be improved!