Robin Simpson Publications

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Robin Simpson (1969) has published three publications between April 2022 and April 2023. All on the theme of universal access to essential services, drawing heavily on the Sustainable Development Goals and their progress reports.

1.      UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2021/4

22 Apr 2022
Access by consumers to essential services: Energy, water and sanitation


This report concentrates in particular on ‘non-consumers’, that is those billions of people who are not connected at all to one or all three of the named networked services and so often do not feature in discussions around service provision.

2 Programme: United Nations Development Account – a capacity building programme of the United Nations secretariat . Strengthening social protection for pandemic responses: identifying the vulnerable, aiding recovery and building resilience:


The two reports below came under a programme directed by the central UN secretariat in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


2.1 The first report was commissioned in 2020 and extensively discussed in draft in five regional webinars and amended for later publication with a set of recommendations.


3 Apr 2023

Strengthening consumer protection in the provision of health services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic


2.2 The second report elaborates on those recommendations highlighted by colleagues world wide and focusses on the potential for digital technology in extending coverage to health services in particular and social protection services in general, taking in those populations currently excluded.


20 Apr 2023

Social infrastructure for health: Guidance for social and consumer protection