How can policies be improved to advance social welfare, employment & inclusive growth?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launches new book on Social Protection, Growth and Employment: Evidence from India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan.
The global economic and financial crisis has more than highlighted how effective social protection programmes are needed in order to not only to assist the population in raising their income, but also to prevent households from falling into poverty.
The publications calls for social protection to be effective, it needs to be developed in accordance to the labour market mechanisms and employment policies, so that such efforts complement each other and be more beneficial to the population as a whole.
By using a broad definition of social protection, the publication takes in-depth look at selected programmes and their interaction with employment generation and growth in India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru and Tajikistan. The author focused on poverty in order to explore how social and economic policies can be better integrated to simultaneously advance social welfare, employment outcomes and inclusive growth.
The publication can be downloaded free of charge.
To read more about social protection policies in the above mentioned countries, please access IPC-IG’s publications:
India: Working Paper #110 – The Social Policies of Emerging Economies: Growth And Welfare In China And India
Kenya: Working Paper #40 – Addressing the Employment-Poverty Nexus in Kenya: Comparing Cash-Transfer and Job-Creation Programmes
Malawi: One Pager #150 – Simulating the Impacts of Rural Social Cash Transfers and Farmer’s Subsidies in Malawi and Ghana
Mexico: One Pager #170 – Pobreza, Cambio Familiar y Política Social en México: Una Perspectiva Diacrónica
Peru: Working Paper #30 – Operational Poverty Targeting In Peru: Proxy Means Testing With Non-Income Indicators
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