Social Protection in Asia is a pioneering programme in research, advocacy and network building that aims to create a regional voice and develop a research base for advocating innovative and informed policy on Social Protection issues. It targets overcoming barriers to the extension of Social Protection to poor and marginalized groups in Asia and at identifying and promoting innovative forms of social protection which contribute to sustainable poverty reduction and development.
Social Protection and Poverty -UNRISD paper by Armando Barrientos - The paper seeks to provide an overview of social protection, and to provide an assessment of its potential contribution to addressing poverty and vulnerability in developing countries.
Social Security for China’s Migrant Workers – Providing for Old Age- Paper by Andrew Watson - The article explores how the current social security system in China, based on household registration, discriminates against migrant workers because of their mobility and the lack of mechanisms to transfer benefits between pools. Faced with this challenge, China’s government has begun to introduce policy reforms to improve social security for migrants. This article explores this development through a focus on old-age insurance. It analyses the special needs of migrants, the obstacles facing policy development and the proposed solutions.
HomeNet Thailand Policy Briefs on Social Security, Health Insurance and Legal Protections
The briefs discuss the country experiences of Thailand in extending social security cover to informal workers, increasing effectiveness of universal health coverage schemes, especially for informal workers’ health problems and also ongoing advocacy for a Homeworker Protection Act in Thailand.