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Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199671656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.001.0001

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Social Protection

Social Protection

(p.188) Chapter 11 Social Protection
International Development

Armando Barrientos

Oxford University Press

Since the turn of the century, social protection has emerged as one of the fastest growing areas of development policy and practice. Large-scale social assistance programs in middle-income developing countries providing direct transfers make an important contribution to the reduction of poverty and vulnerability, and to knowledge on poverty and its remedies. Increasingly, social protection is seen as an essential component of an effective development strategy, combining growth, basic service provision, and social protection. The rationale, conceptual basis, design, and effectiveness of social protection in developing countries are contested. The chapter throws light on this discussion by examining the concepts and practice of social protection in developing countries.

Keywords:   social protection, social assistance, development, poverty, transfers, human development, employment guarantees

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