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Poverty Dimension of the Social Protection Index: Assessing Results for Asia and the Pacific
|Type:||Papers and Briefs|
|ISBN:||978-92-9254-544-4 (print), 978-92-9254-545-1 (web)|
|ISSN:||2071-7202 (print), 2218-2675 (web)|
|Author:||Handayani, Sri Wening|
This paper presents the results of ADB's study on Social Protection Index in Asia and the Pacific from the poverty dimension perspective. The Social Protection Index is a compact, simple indicator designed to help governments assess social protection programs. The paper analyzes the impact on the poor and the nonpoor of three major categories of social protection programs: social insurance, social assistance, and the labor market.
The analysis of the poverty impact of social protection programs using the SPI can help governments fine-tune their social protection programs to alleviate poverty and promote inclusive growth.
- The poor receive less social insurance benefits than the nonpoor.
- The quantity of social assistance benefits for poor and nonpoor is similar.
- Effective social assistance programs can make a significant contribution to reducing poverty and inequality.
- Although the poor represent a significant share of all potential beneficiaries, they do not receive an equitable share of the total benefit.
- Coverage of labor market programs is similar for both the poor and nonpoor.
- Broadening the coverage of social insurance to the poor, and people working in informal sector, will help to strengthen social protection programs in the Asia and Pacific.