Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific

Asian Development Bank, 2001

708 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2007 Last revised: 24 Jan 2011

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Isabel Ortiz

Initiative for Policy Dialogue


The publication is a practical and comprehensive manual for policy-makers and professionals in the field of labour markets, social insurance, social assistance, micro and area based schemes for the informal sector, and child protection. The volume presents a menu of social protection interventions in each area and the way to prioritize them, assessing for each topic theoretical approaches and project design and implementation issues. The appendixes provide a thorough matrix summarizing social protection and labour policies.

Keywords: social protection, labour market policies

JEL Classification: I30, J00

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel, Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific. Asian Development Bank, 2001, Available at SSRN:

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Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States