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Universal Social Protection Country Cases

Resources - Year: 2018

Countries have used many options to finance universal social protection. Those options include: (i) re-allocating public expenditures (e.g., from financing public subsidies to financing specific programs); (ii) increasing tax revenues, including revenue generated from taxation of natural resources; (iii) using the reductions of debt or debt servicing; (iv) expanding...

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific

Resources - Author: Arun Jacob, Bishwa Nath Tiwari, Hitomi Rankine, Smita Nakhooda / Year: 2018

This report takes stock of the changing nature of increasingly complex risks in Asia and the Pacific, and the stresses and shocks that are affecting a diverse region’s prospects for achieving the SDGs. It highlights the effects of selected natural hazards, commodity shocks and pollution shocks on the region’s...

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Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies: The Quest for Inclusive Development

Resources - Author: Aziz Çelik, Chang-Hee Lee, Eduardo Schneider, Janine Berg, Nicolas Pons-Vignon, Ratna Sen, Susan Hayter, Uma Rani / Year: 2018

This book examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey, and assesses the contribution of industrial relations institutions to inclusive development. The book uses real-world examples to examine the evolution of industrial relations and of organised interest representation on labour...

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Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies: Opportunities and Challenges

Resources - Author: Ana Luiza d’Ávila Viana, Ankita Gandhi, Armando de Negri Filho, Asep Suryahadi, Athia Yumna, Ben Fine, Elizabeth Koechlein, Erik Martinez Kuhonta, Hudson Pacífico da Silva, Ilcheong Yi, Julia Buxton, Kinglun Ngok, Linda J. Cook, Marcus André Melo, Mingqiang Li, Neha Kumra, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Prapaporn Tivayanond Mongkhonvanit, Rebecca Surender, Santosh Mehrotra, Shufang Zhang, Stein Ringen, Susanne MacGregor, Vita Febriany, William Hsiao / Year: 2017

This book explores how political, social, economic and institutional factors in eight emerging economies have combined to generate diverse outcomes in their move towards universal health care. Structured in three parts, the book begins by framing social policy as an integral system in its own right. The following two...

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Lessons for the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

Resources - Year: 2017

This webinar explores the opportunities and challenges facing developing countries as they seek to expand and universalize their health care systems. Universal health care was once a central pillar of the welfare state, but the rise of neoliberalism in international policy discourse and practice eroded the support for universal...

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Health for All, All for Health: lessons from the universalization of health care in emerging economies 

Resources - Author: Ilcheong Yi, Kelly Stetter / Year: 2017

Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”. Meeting this target is about more than just having enough resources to incrementally expand health coverage to the entire population. This Brief provides policy makers with evidence-based...

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Investing in the Care Economy: Simulating employment effects by gender in countries in emerging economies

Resources - Author: Diane Perrons, Jerome De Henau, Susan Himmelweit / Year: 2017

Increasing public investment in emerging economies would boost employment and contribute to economic growth and, depending on the form and location of the investment, contribute to enhancing human development and realizing some of the Sustainable Development Goals. This report makes a case for public investment in social as well...

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Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Resources - Year: 2016

Asia’s growing labor force needs innovative solutions to reduce risks and ensure social protection of workers in vulnerable employment with informal arrangements. This book examines the need to expand social protection coverage of the informal sector to support working age productivity, reduce vulnerability, and improve economic opportunity. Case studies...

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Long-term Care of Older Persons in China

Resources - Author: Du Peng / Year: 2015

The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old – those above 80 years – increases the need for long-term care for older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series examines the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons...

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Compendium Social Protection Floors: Volume 1 – Universal schemes

Resources - Year: 2016

The volumes on Social Protection Floors present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making. Volume 1 showcases universal old-age and disability pensions as well as universal maternity and child protection schemes in developing...

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Extending Health Coverage to All (China)

Resources - Year: 2016

Between 2003 and 2013, the number of people covered by the health insurance system in China increased by ten times and has now achieved universal coverage (96.9 per cent of the population). This brief explores China’s experience in extending health...

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Trade Liberalization, Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade after China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization

Resources - Author: Shi Li, Sui Yang, Xiao-yuan Dong / Year: 2016

How trade liberalization affects women’s position in the labour market and what role public policy should play to make the process work better for women are among some of the most debated issues in academic communities and in policy-making arenas. This paper sheds light on these contentious issues by...

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Poverty and shame: global experiences

Resources - Author: Elaine Chase, Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo / Year: 2014

Poverty and Shame: Global Experiences, edited by Elaine Chase and Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo,  explores Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s contention that shame lies at the absolutist core of poverty. It draws on a wealth of empirical evidence to demonstrate how paying greater attention to the psychological and social consequences of poverty...

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The shame of poverty: global perspectives

Resources - Author: Robert Walker / Year: 2014

The Shame of Poverty, edited by Robert Walker, presents comparable evidence from the seven countries, challenges the conventional thinking that separates discussion of poverty found in the Global North from that prevalent in the Global South. It demonstrates that the emotional experience of poverty, with its attendant social and...

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Coherent Constitutions and the Right to Social Protection for Adopted Children in Taiwan

Legal depository - Country: China, Taiwan / Body: Judicial Yuan (Constitutional Interpretation Agency) (China) / Year: 2002

The Judicial Yuan, a body responsible for interpreting the Constitution, examined the constitutionality of provisions in the Statute for Labor Insurance preventing children adopted within less than six months of the death of their adoptive parents from collecting social insurance benefits as survivors. The Court held that despite the...

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Social security coverage extension in the BRICS: A comparative study on the extension of coverage in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

This comparative study of the International Social Security Association ISSA presents the diverse approaches of the BRICS for the  extension of social security coverage. It shows how responses take into account the local realities and environment in each country, with a focus on innovations that measurabley extend and improve...

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