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Dynamics of social protection in fragile contexts: Nepal and Myanmar

Koehler, Gabriele and Mathers, Nicholas (2017) Dynamics of social protection in fragile contexts: Nepal and Myanmar. Global Social Policy, 17 (3). pp. 347-352. ISSN 1468-0181

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This article explores some of the shared dimensions of fragility experienced by Myanmar and Nepal to illuminate the challenging contexts in which social protection policies and programmes have taken shape. Both countries have adopted a universalist, rights-based vision in their approaches to social protection, with social pensions and child benefits at the forefront of social protection programming. At the same time, both countries are employing incremental strategies to overcome political, social, and administrative obstacles, while demonstrating that fiscal space is available. The politics of social protection policy making are obvious, and consistent engagement by progressive social policy advocates in these countries will be necessary to seize opportunities, and to ensure continued investment in building inclusive, effective, and accountable social protection systems.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:57

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