blog iconPoverty-targeting harms non-beneficiary children in the Philippines

Credit where credit is due. The World Bank recently published a report on the Philippines Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme scheme showing that, among young children excluded from the scheme, stunting rates increased by an average of 11 percentage points. In contrast, among beneficiary children aged 6 to 36 months, stunting fell by...

News IconRoutes to social protection for informal economy workers mapped out, as Pathways offers a way

Social protection coverage of the world’s 2bn informal economy workers must be improved by ensuring that social insurance systems are adapted to their needs, according to a new report from the OECD and the...

Publication IconEconomic Impacts of a Universal Pension in Bangladesh

Dr. Bazlul Khondker is an economist, specialising in econometric modelling and social security. In this perspective, he looks at the economic impacts of a universal pension in Bangladesh. Through his modelling, he demonstrates that investing in a universal pension has similar economic impacts to those of investing in infrastructure and capital goods. Further, the distribution of economic benefits of a universal pension appear to be pro-poor and pro-rural.

Publication IconSocial Exclusion and Access to Social Protection schemes

Exclusion from social protection remains a significant challenge. This study, based on interviews with researchers and programme implementers in Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, and a literature review and experience across many countries, explores factors behind this.

News IconInclusive growth still not in reach as development gaps persist — study

Inclusive economic growth is the exception rather than the norm, findings from a new global study suggest. Those on the lowest incomes in countries around the world have seen less...

News IconSocial protection “critical” to Indonesia SDGs success for children, an analysis uncovers

The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF have released the first findings of an analysis of the nation’s likelihood of achieving the sustainable development goals for children. These identify that investment...

Publication IconSocial Assistance in Vietnam: Review and Proposals for Reform

In recent decades, Vietnam’s social protection system has grown, but remains imbalanced, with most benefits continuing to reach the better-off, rather than the majority of the population. Social Assistance in...

Our Work IconIdentifying good practices on using data for policy and advocacy on ageing

Population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century. Virtually every country is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older...

Our Work IconBuilding inclusive social protection systems in Asia and the Pacific

Despite significant expansion of social protection coverage across Asia and the Pacific, some 60 percent of people are still excluded from adequate social protection, the Asian Development Bank estimates. In...

Our Work IconProviding a comprehensive picture of child poverty in Indonesia

We supported the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF with a comprehensive analysis of child poverty and well-being in the country.