Social Protection: Accelerating the MDGs with Equity

UNICEF Social and Economic Policy Working Brief, August 2010

8 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2011

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Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Gaspar Fajth

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jennifer Yablonski

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amjad Rabi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 25, 2010

Abstract

MDG progress is measured in terms of national averages but these statistical averages often disguise that progress has not accrued to those at the bottom - arguably those who need it most. Social protection is essential to accelerate MDGs with equity by facilitating access to essential services and decent living standards. Specifically, there is strong evidence that social protection contributes to MDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 - with stronger impacts for the disadvantaged. In the aftermath of the global crisis there is a historical opportunity to expand social protection in developing countries.

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel and Fajth, Gaspar and Yablonski, Jennifer and Rabi, Amjad, Social Protection: Accelerating the MDGs with Equity (August 25, 2010). UNICEF Social and Economic Policy Working Brief, August 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1745487

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

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Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States

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Gaspar Fajth

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Jennifer Yablonski

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Amjad Rabi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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