Reducing poverty and promoting social protection by United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Social planning -- Asia,
  • Social planning -- Pacific Area,
  • Asia -- Economic conditions,
  • Asia -- Social conditions,
  • Pacific Area -- Economic conditions,
  • Pacific Area -- Social conditions

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StatementEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
SeriesSocial Policy Paper -- no. 5., Social policy paper -- no. 5.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 62 p. :
Number of Pages62
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Open LibraryOL21661502M
ISBN 109211200687

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On the other hand, social spending, as an important counter cyclical policy, can help dampen the impact of crises on poverty. For example, social safety nets can stop people falling into poverty and promote their livelihoods.

Also, poverty is expected to decrease with the level of social protection because it can raise skills and labor Cited by: 2. Get this from a library. Reducing poverty and promoting social protection. [United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.]. Social protection is defined as the set of policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labor markets, diminishing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to protect themselves against hazards and interruption/loss of income.

The third paper discusses current approaches to social protection, analyzes issues related to targeting, risk management, displacement and financing, and offers some strategic options to enhance the promotion of social protection.

Overall, the book finds that safety nets are on the rise in Africa and are beginning to evolve from fragmented stand-alone programs into integrated systems.

Social protection programming has started to change from largely emergency food aid programs to regular, predictable safety nets including targeted cash transfers and cash-for-work programs.

Social protection is a key instrument for fostering social, economic and political development. It is well established that it is not only essential for the reduction of vulnerability, income poverty and income inequality but also for the promotion of human development as it facilitates access to education, health care, nutrition, housing and reduces gender disparities.

nent of their national social protection floors and because these programmes provide a modest but regular income to poor households, they have the potential to reduce poverty and to enhance women’s economic empowerment. The World Social Protection Report noted “Social protection is a crucial instrument in addressing all forms of pov.

to reduce poverty and advance resilient development in Asia and the Pacific, opportunities for strengthening resilience Reducing poverty and promoting social protection book social protection programs must be proactively explored. This volume provides guidance for social protection practitioners on how to strengthen resilience through social protection programs.

The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice. Promoted as an integral dimension of the post-Washington Consensus all major international development agencies and bilateral donors now include a strong focus on social protection.

National social protection floors will help to prevent and reduce poverty and social exclusion, and will contribute to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of. As the historian Elizabeth Hinton pointed out in her book, “From the War on Poverty to the War on per-cent reduction in anti-violence poverty and promote social mobility become a.

Universalizing social protection programmes such as cash or tax transfers also helps to remove stigma associated with benefit schemes overall. “Universal child benefits play a critical role in reducing poverty while promoting social cohesion and public support for social protection.

In countries with established universal child benefits, they. This finding demonstrates that social protection plays a role not just in reducing income poverty as found by Fiszbein et al. () but is important in reducing other types of poverty.

Social protection covers the range of policies and programmes needed to reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.

Programmes like cash transfers – including child grants, school meals, skills development and more – help connect families with health care, nutritious food and quality education to give all children, no matter what circumstances they are born.

Investment in small-scale family farming and in the livelihoods of fishers, forest dwellers and herders, is an engine for sustainable poverty reduction.

However, promoting agriculture is not enough. Key policy approaches to end poverty also include boosting social policies, promoting coherence between agriculture and social protection. The Zambian Government is committed to reducing poverty and vulnerability among its population in general and for the poor and vulnerable segments of society in particular.

Recognizing that vulnerability and the lack of resilience result from, cause and reinforce poverty, Government's poverty reduction efforts cannot side-line Social Protection.

Social protection systems to help families and businesses restore income, preserve livelihoods, and compensate for price hikes. In a world filled with risks, social protection systems help individuals and families especially the poor and vulnerable cope with crises and shocks, find jobs, invest in the health and education of their children, and.

Over the past decade the Russian government has implemented active labor market interventions, and enhanced targeted social protection aimed at promoting employment and reducing poverty.

Based on the analysis of key data and programs, the article finds that the country achieved stability in the labor market, but at the cost of deteriorating. ENDING POVERTY Why social protection is critical for In Asia and the Pacific, 35 per cent of all women, men and children live in poverty Social protection is fundamental to reducing and preventing poverty throughout the life cycle and consists of policies and programmes designed to reduce vulnerabilities and share wealth among society.

Social protection, as defined by the United Nations Research Institute For Social Development, is concerned with preventing, managing, and overcoming situations that adversely affect people's well being.

Social protection consists of policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets, diminishing people's exposure to risks.

There is significant potential for social protection systems (including policies, programmes and institutions) to promote gender equality and transformative change as a core pre-condition for long-term and sustainable poverty reduction.

There is also the potential of poverty reduction to promote long-term and sustained gender equality and transformative change. Social CTs – both conditional and unconditional – have long been an important strategy for tackling poverty and promoting human capital and social development. However, considerable room exists to document the extent to which these programs yield the expected impacts and what other outcomes can be attributed to these interventions.

Social protection: a life cycle continuum investment for social justice, poverty reduction and development NOTICE This document is the first (Version ) of a series intended to promote reflection, discussion and exchange of ideas and knowledge on contemporary social protection.

A social perspective on development emphasizes the view that the best route to socio-economic development, poverty eradication and personal wellbeing is through decent work. Social protection and poverty reduction around the World.

This section will set out the basic facts of social protection around the world. In particular, we will present quantitative estimates for the impact of social protection programs on poverty and inequality, which in turn depends on their efficiency and the adequacy of resources devoted.

(Freetown, Sierra Leone) At an international conference held in Freetown from 21 to 23 January, FAO laid out the case for investing in social protection programmes and promoting strong articulation between the social protection and agricultural sectors in order to reduce poverty, combat hunger and food insecurity, and promote the economic inclusion of the rural poor.

She said that appropriately designed social protection can provide a way out of poverty and promote more equitable growth.

Many social protection interventions focus on protection against specific shocks rather than addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability.

Social protection can, however, be designed to achieve developmental outcomes. While social security achieves demonstrable effects in reducing poverty, its effects on economic growth are still debated.

However, and particularly in the context of the current financial and economic crisis, the question of establishing social protection systems in low-income countries is an important one. In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the need for greater integration of social protection measures, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts.

There is much to gain from deepening integration between these three areas, in terms of reducing vulnerability and poverty even in the face of worsening climate. NATIONAL SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICY “Reducing poverty, inequality and vulnerability.” Policies and practices that protect and promote the livelihoods and welfare of people suffering from critical The Zambian Government is committed to reducing poverty.

from book Mapping Marginality Hotspots well-designed social protection programs reduce poverty levels. they serve welfare objectives of reducing poverty and promoting. Promoting Pro-Poor Growth. To make stronger progress towards the poverty reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals, policies of developing countries and aid donors need to recognise that most poor women and men earn their livelihoods in the informal economy and support The Role of Employment and Social Protection Poverty reduction, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise, ways of enabling the poor to create wealth for themselves as a means of ending poverty. Policy on Social Evolution. One of the more interesting parallels drawn by Sen and Rajasekhar is between Latin America and India vis-à-vis their policy evolution on social protection through four phases.

In Latin America, the first phase focused on organised workers and import substitution. The second in the s saw anti-poverty schemes. 3 1. Introduction Social Protection is the base of a secure and acceptable life. Its main objective is to tackle poverty and to protect people from risks and shocks caused by e.g.

unexpected economic fluctuations. There is also the potential of poverty reduction to promote long-term and sustained gender equality and transformative change. the Gender-Responsive Age-Sensitive Social Protection (GRASSP.

With public spending on the chopping block around the world, a new UN report argues that social security is not only one of the most effective tools to reduce poverty and tackle inequality, but.

The contribution of contemporary social work towards poverty reduction and social development reflects the utmost purpose of the profession in promoting human and community well-being” (p. Linda Kreitzer teaches at the University of Calgary, Central and Northern Regional office in Edmonton Canada.

These studies compare social protection delivery strategies as well as linkages to complementary programs in schooling, nutrition, and financial inclusion to identify the most effective and cost-effective social protection program designs for reducing poverty and improving outcomes for the poor.

Social Protection's Role within a Modern Development Agenda / 3. Social Protection, Poverty Exit and Household's Behaviour: A Multidisciplinary Perspective / 4.

Social Protection's Role in Reducing Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Growth in Risk Prone Environment / 5. Global Perspectives on Graduation and Promotion / 6. Fiscal and Financing. view to limit social protection to poverty is a reduction of the concept, as it threatens the rights-based approach and minimizes the actual level of livelihoo d meant to enable.

The scope of social protection just as social protection but also as a means of promoting farm and household-level production gains.WASHINGTON, Octo – Ghana’s strong economic growth in the past two decades helped cut the country’s poverty rate in half, from % to % between and This is based on Ghana’s national poverty line.

But according to the newly released “Poverty Reduction in Ghana: Progress and Challenges,” report, sustained poverty reduction requires a commitment to reducing. Its seven associated targets aims, among others, to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty, and implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by achieve substantial coverage.

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