blog iconGeorgia introduces a new child benefit, strengthening its commitment to an inclusive lifecycle approach to social security

In May 2015, Georgia introduced a major change to its social security system, establishing a child benefit for the poorest 35% of children aged up to 16 years of age nationwide, around 260,000 in total. Georgia already leads the way among developing countries with regard to tax-financed social security, investing...

Publication IconChild wellbeing and social security in Georgia: the case for moving to a more inclusive national social security system

This UNICEF paper examines a range of options for increasing the impacts of the national social security system on children. It suggests that if Georgia is considering extending the Child...

Publication IconSocial Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

A book addressing gaps in social protection for informal workers in Asia that discusses  issues  that need to be addressed, including financing,  design,  governance,  and  political economy. Chapter 7 by...

Our Work IconPinpointing routes to child well-being and social security in Georgia

Georgia has made impressive progress in tackling poverty among children, with the child poverty rate falling from one in five to less than one in three from 2009 to 2013....

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...