Social protection in South Asia

Clarifying the boundaries of social protection in the South Asian context

Social Protection in South Asia

Social Protection in South Asia

This paper provides an overview of social protection strategies in the South Asian context, focusing on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka which together account for over 95% of the region’s population. It discusses the relationship between economic growth and social development in these countries and their past efforts to deal with poverty and vulnerability. It reviews some of the key interventions in the field of social protection within the different countries and draws out a number of issues that bear on the future evolution of these strategies. It concludes with some reflections on the possible contribution that Ford Foundation could make in this field

 

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