Blogs on social assistance

  • Philippine cash transfer project helps poor families support their children through school.

    How to best finance antipoverty transfers in developing countries

    Published on Thursday, 18 August 2016

    Financing has been a constant challenge to the expansion of antipoverty transfers in developing countries.

  • Youth attending a skills training class in the Philippines.

    Why social protection matters for the youth

    Published on Friday, 12 August 2016

    For social protection to become truly inclusive, social protection must meet the needs of younger women and men.

  • Old men in Nepal.

    Can Asia protect the elderly?

    Published on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    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.

  • Social protection demystified: Are we covered? Worker’s worth in fast-changing Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2013

    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. 

  • All you need to know about ADB's Social Protection Index

    Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2013

    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.

  • Social protection – What’s in a name?

    Published on Monday, 15 April 2013

    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.