Social Protection of the Vulnerable in the Pacific (Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, and Tonga)

Date: August 2010
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Document Type: Grant Assistance Reports
Project Number: 43090-012

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Background information on the proposed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) grant for the Social Protection of the Vulnerable in the Pacific (Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, and Tonga), including rationale for grant funding versus Asian Development Bank lending. The grant from the JFPR will support cash-for-work programs and semiformal social safety net pilot models, which will provide the basis for country-led social protection policy development and implementation in the Cook Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Tonga. For the purposes of the project, the vulnerable population includes disadvantaged women, children, unemployed youth, low-income households, people with disabilities, and the elderly.