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.
The Social Protection Index is a relatively simple indicator that divides total expenditures on social protection by the total number of intended beneficiaries of ADB's social protection programs.
While a CCT program may address gender-specific vulnerabilities, it is not a panacea. CCTs cannot guarantee the social and economic autonomy of women.
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.
Countries in developing Asia can extend basic and robust levels of social protection to the “missing middle,” but whether there’s enough political to do so is another matter.
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.
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