We need social protection programs that address the social consequences of natural disasters.
WIEGO has identified access to health services, support for caring roles, and income support for elderly workers, as the 3 priorities for extending social protection to informal workers.
Financing has been a constant challenge to the expansion of antipoverty transfers in developing countries.
Women working from home make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s economy, but their work is undervalued and home-based workers are denied any form of legal protection.
For social protection to become truly inclusive, social protection must meet the needs of younger women and men.
Only through increased investment in social protection—and other core social services such as health and education—will sustainable and inclusive prosperity be achieved across Asia.
Find out what our readers think about who needs government social protection systems most in developing Asia, where half of the population still lacks access to basic social protection.
We need to grapple with ‘protected mobility’ – protecting the worker in his/her status at work and mobile trajectory in the labor market.
Governments in the region must invest in building comprehensive social protection systems for the huge number of vulnerable people who do not qualify as extremely poor and are employed in the informal sector.
The challenge of providing social protection for older persons in the region is about coming to terms with rapid social change processes as well as household saving and financing pension systems.