The Revised Social Protection Index: Methodology and Handbook

Asian Development Bank
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) developed the Social Protection Index (SPI) in 2005–2008 to address the growing recognition that economic growth is insufficient in addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable. In 2010, it revised the SPI to highlight the impact of expenditures on all beneficiaries. This revised SPI handbook contains the rationale for the revision, comparing the total social protection expenditure across all potential beneficiaries with the poverty line expenditures in each country, and offers guidelines for preparing social protection country assessments. It provides a useful analytical and assessment tool for social protection programs in countries rather than a relative ranking of countries in Asia and the Pacific.
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About the Asian Development Bank ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.6 billion people who live on less than $2 a day, with 733 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

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Publisher
Asian Development Bank
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Published on
Oct 1, 2011
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Pages
67
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ISBN
9789290924975
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Production & Operations Management
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Security
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