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Social Protection as a Human Right in South Asia

Resources - Author: Sudheesh Ramapurath Chemmencheri / Year: 2016

Social protection is variously seen as a right or poverty alleviation mechanism or shield from the vagaries of market. Although Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have brought out various social protection programmes through policies, legislations, constitutional guarantees and so on, their comprehensiveness and implementation remain a challenge....

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Organizing Civil Society and Promoting Universal Social Protection Systems: Perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa

Expert commentaries - Date: 19 January 2017 / Author: Mabel Grossi

Fragmented Social Protection Systems and Shrinking Civil Society Space The rationale for social protection policies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region varies greatly across countries. Countries such as Tunisia and Morocco have relatively a well-developed rights-based approach to social protection in national policies, while in Yemen...

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Inter-sectoral Coordination, Social Protection and Human Rights: A virtuous circle

Expert commentaries - Date: 3 March 2016 / Author: Alexandra Barrantes

Social protection has become an ever more important policy discussion in the social development agenda. Significant advances have been made in the social protection field in the Americas and normative and institutional frameworks have been established within the countries to further strengthen social protection policies. Nevertheless, challenges still remain...

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Social Protection: A Key to a Fair Society

Resources - Year: 2014

Social protection is essential for social justice and inclusion, strong democracies, equitable growth and resilience during crises. The components of social protection programmes have diverse shapes and historic and cultural backgrounds. They are influenced by demographic, geographic, and administrative requirements and need to be context and country specific. Governments...

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Good Governance Guidelines for Social Security Institutions

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

The good governance guidelines seek to provide ISSA member organizations with guiding principles and practical guidelines on good governance. The guidelines begin by defining, for the first time, what ISSA means by “good governance”. The governance framework that underpins the guidelines aims to give the user an overview of...

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Institutional capacity and coordination

Ensuring adequate institutional capacity and efficient coordination is essential for the realization of the right to social security. Without adequate capacities and resources, it is impossible for any public administration to respect the principles of a rights-based approach. This includes well-trained staff, transparent and effective rules and procedures, appropriate...

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Adopting Comprehensive, Coherent and Coordinated Policies in Social Protection: A View from the Americas

Expert commentaries - Date: 27 March 2014 / Author: Alexandra Barrantes

In the context of the principles of social protection, through the Social Charter of the Americas,1 the countries of the region acknowledge they have “a responsibility to develop and implement comprehensive social protection policies and programs, based on the principles of universality, solidarity, equality, nondiscrimination, and equity that give...

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