23 March 2018
Inaugural lecture Franziska Gassmann

Social safety net sorely needed

Policies for social protection are becoming ever more important in the global fight against poverty, according to Professor Franziska Gassmann. She is the new chair of Social Protection and Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, part of UNU-MERIT at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on how to combat poverty and inequality and promote individual development, for example by providing specific benefits within broader social protection systems.