In Asia’s demographic transition, let’s not forget about the elderly. The human dimension is the key to a greyer but richer and happier region.
Small farmers, even women and those belonging to the Dalit caste and ethnic minorities, are beginning to participate in the management of water users’ associations in parts of Nepal.
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.
New development opportunities offer Pacific island countries the chance to leverage their unique potential to help the private sector create enough decent, sustainable jobs.
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.