Institutions and Instruments for Tackling Chronic Poverty: The Case of Social Protection and HIV/Aids

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Rachel Slater

Centre for International Development Training; Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Date Written: December 1, 2008

Abstract

HIV/AIDS is both a cause and a symptom of chronic poverty and requires new and innovative policy instruments and institutional structures to address its impacts. Focusing specifically on orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, this paper explores the appropriateness of different social protection mechanisms for supporting households living with HIV/AIDS and suggests what roles are appropriate for different institutions – from households and communities to governments and donors – for tackling chronic poverty among people living with HIV/AIDS.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, social protection, OVCs, policy instruments

Suggested Citation

Slater, Rachel, Institutions and Instruments for Tackling Chronic Poverty: The Case of Social Protection and HIV/Aids (December 1, 2008). Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 127, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1537166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1537166

Rachel Slater (Contact Author)

Centre for International Development Training ( email )

University of Wolverhampton

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) ( email )

111 Westminister Bridge Rd.
London, SE17JD
United Kingdom

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