Here’s how Asian countries can come up with the money to fund better social safety nets for their people.
Today’s gig economy has profound implications for the workers’ social protection schemes of tomorrow.
There is a saying if you live in Asia and don’t work in public service, you will stop working only when you die. According to the United Nations (UN 2008), many of the poor are older persons living in rural areas due to low and insufficient lifetime earnings.
Asian countries need to prepare for the potential demographic tax that accompanies gradual population aging.
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.
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.
Pro-poor growth in the Philippines is driven by a growing budget for social assistance programs like conditional cash transfers.
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.
For a non-gender specialist writing on gender equity, I don’t dare pretend to know everything about gender dimensions of CCTs, but I’d like to throw questions, and may perhaps strengthen the gender equity impact of CCTs.
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