Costing of Basic Social Protection Benefits for Selected Asian Countries: First Results of a Modelling Exercise

International Labour Office Discussion Paper No. 17

74 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2006

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Suguru Mizunoya

Master of Global Political Economy Programme

Christina Behrendt

International Labour Organization; International Labour Office

Karuna Pal

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Florian Leger

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

National social protection systems are a very powerful means of alleviating and preventing poverty and can help mitigate the adverse effects of chronic poverty. They provide protection against old-age and various life risks - disability, ill-health, unemployment, and occupational injury - through contributory social insurance mechanisms and social welfare programmes, including social cash transfer schemes for those who are particularly exposed to poverty risks. This report presents the calculation of the cost of basic social protection benefit packages, and their affordability in five Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam for the period 2006 to 2034. This study offers a first estimate on the feasibility of basic social protection in low-income countries in Asia with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Keywords: Social security, social security financing, low income, social cost, poverty, calculation, model, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Viet Nam

Suggested Citation

Mizunoya, Suguru and Behrendt, Christina and Pal, Karuna and Leger, Florian, Costing of Basic Social Protection Benefits for Selected Asian Countries: First Results of a Modelling Exercise (August 2006). International Labour Office Discussion Paper No. 17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=934347 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.934347

Suguru Mizunoya (Contact Author)

Master of Global Political Economy Programme ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Christina Behrendt

International Labour Organization ( email )

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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International Labour Office ( email )

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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Karuna Pal

International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

Florian Leger

International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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