Financing has been a constant challenge to the expansion of antipoverty transfers in developing countries.
Blog posts on "social assistance"
For social protection to become truly inclusive, social protection must meet the needs of younger women and men.
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.
In an often harsh and unpredictable world, social protection schemes provide an essential buffer against extreme events like job losses, as well as support during times of ill health or in old age, but in Developing Asia coverage levels are falling well short of the region’s vast needs.
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.
Working in the development field brings us closer to people. While there’s no assurance that what we are doing would create huge impacts on development, we take comfort in knowing that in our own little ways, we contribute to a higher purpose – human development.