ESCAP, together with Development Pathways, have developed two new e-learning guides on social protection. In a simple and easy-to-understand format, the first guide explains the basic principles of social protection and the impact it can have on poverty reduction, social cohesion, economic growth and the environment. The second guide explains how to design inclusive and robust social protection systems and focuses on tax-financed income security.
The guides are part of a series of four policy guides developed to support policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to strengthen social protection. The third guide will focus on the effective implementation of inclusive social protection schemes and the fourth will discuss options for financing.