Income support schemes have emerged as a widespread response to protect vulnerable populations in the aftermath of the recent global economic crisis. While being commonly applied, a compilation and analysis of the various possible income support arrangements has not been undertaken to date. This project aims to enhance social protection by compiling and analyzing current practices and experiences of selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region in developing and implementing income support programmes.
A Regional Consultation on Analysis of Income Support Schemes in Asia and the Pacific was held In June 2011 to refine the research framework for the project. The report of the Regional Consultation can be viewed here.
The research findings will be disseminated to key stakeholders in member countries to support them in developing and implementing social protection programmes.