A review of social protection in Latin America

Barrientos, Armando and Hinojosa-Valencia, Leonith (2009). A review of social protection in Latin America. Centre for Social Protection - IDS, Sussex.

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This paper reviews social protection trends and policy responses in Latin America as part of a global scoping study on social protection commissioned by Ford Foundation (See Appendix One for ToR for this paper). The paper is organised as follows (following the paper contents as described in Appendix One): Section 1 identifies the main trends in poverty and vulnerability in the region, with particular references to rural-urban and life course poverty incidence. Section 2 provides a review of social protection trends. It discusses the two main areas of change and innovation in the last two decades: the reform of social insurance provision and the rapid expansion of social assistance schemes. Section 3 identifies some potential points of engagement between Ford Foundation work and the social protection policy agenda in the region.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 27494
  • Item Type
  • Other - Research Report (for external body)
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Not SetNot SetFord Foundation
  • Extra Information
  • Regional Paper prepared for the Ford Foundation Social Protection Scoping Study
  • Keywords
  • poverty; social protection; Latin America
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Research Group
  • OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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  • © 2009 The Authors, © 2009 Centre for Social Protection - IDS
  • Depositing User
  • Leonith Hinojosa-Valencia