The Role of Social Assistance in Reducing Poverty and Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
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The analysis is divided into three main sections. First, it reviews long-standing and emerging challenges to social protection in the region: poverty and inequality, demographic change, inclusive growth, and environmental change. Second, it reviews the provision of social assistance: spending, programming, reach, and distribution. Third, it examines key issues shaping the development of social assistance: equity, social investment, and sustainable financing.
- Social Protection and ADB
- Challenges in Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific
- Social Protection in Asia: Taking Stock
- Looking Ahead: Strengthening Social Assistance and the Role of ADB