Social Protection: Safety Net or Vehicle for Transformation?.

    THDR 2017: Background Paper No.9

    This paper makes use of existing literature and primary data to conceptualize social protection from both local and international perspectives. Building from this conceptualization, the paper presents a framework for understanding social protection, highlighting the need for a comprehensive social protection system providing not only social assistance and contributory pensions, but also social service and labour policies. The authors move on to focus the discussion on the evidenced impact of contributory and social assistance ...

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