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Confronting inequalities in Asia and the Pacific the role of social protection

By: Social Development Division, ESCAP.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Social protection working paper. Publisher: New Delhi Social Development Division, ESCAP 2014Description: 18p.Subject(s): Poverty | Social protection | Poverty reduction | Thailand | ChinaGenre/Form: Social protectionOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: The Asia-Pacific region as a whole has had considerable success in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in reducing levels of poverty. Yet, the framework for those Goals did not fully address the various forms of inequality, nor their structural underpinnings. Given this context, the present document is aimed at examining the different forms and pathways of inequality and their implications for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. It also suggests that social protection is an effective measure for reducing inequality. [From Introduction]
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The Asia-Pacific region as a whole has had considerable success in achieving the Millennium
Development Goals, particularly in reducing levels of poverty. Yet, the framework for those Goals
did not fully address the various forms of inequality, nor their structural underpinnings.
Given this context, the present document is aimed at examining the different forms and pathways of
inequality and their implications for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. It also suggests
that social protection is an effective measure for reducing inequality. [From Introduction]

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