Social Policy

UN DESA Policy Notes, 2007

69 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2007 Last revised: 29 Jun 2011

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Isabel Ortiz

Initiative for Policy Dialogue


This note on Social Policy provides practical guidance on how to operationalize alternative equitable and employment-generating social policies in National Development Strategies. This Policy Note has been developed in cooperation with United Nations agencies, and has been officially reviewed by distinguished academics/ development specialists such as Jose Antonio Ocampo, Jomo K.S. and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

Keywords: social policy, equity, employment, welfare, development planning

JEL Classification: O1, O2, J0, I0

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel, Social Policy. UN DESA Policy Notes, 2007, Available at SSRN:

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States