Poverty & Social Protection

After decades of strong growth, large countries such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan now have the economic activity to conduct large-scale social protection programs to reduce their still-significant poverty rates. How can governments best identify and reach the poor?

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After decades of strong growth, large countries such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan now have the economic activity to conduct large-scale social protection programs to reduce their still-significant poverty rates. How can governments best identify and reach the poor?

Highlights

News, events, and insights from our policy-research engagements on social protection programs that aim to relieve poverty.

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The Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank spoke on the Asian Development Outlook 2019 report.

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Our November newsletter covers recent publications and the Rethinking Financial Inclusion executive education program.

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Rema Hanna's analysis from Peru and Indonesia show that targeted schemes can meet welfare goals more effectively.

Projects

Project

How can data captured by government programs be put to use to help vulnerable citizens?