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Back to basics: towards integrated social protection for vulnerable groups in Vanuatu

dc.contributor.authorRatuva, Steven
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-30T06:38:00Z
dc.date.available2019-03-30T06:38:00Z
dc.date.created2010
dc.identifier.issn1834-9455 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0817-8038 (print)
dc.identifier.other253_back-to-basics.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/157976
dc.description.abstractThe impact of the recent global economic crisis on vulnerable populations around the world led to an increased focus on social protection systems in developing countries. This article argues that the availability of both formal and informal social protection systems provides potential for an integrated approach to mitigating social risks for developing societies such as Vanuatu. The ranking of Pacific island countries on the global Social Protection Index (SPI), which measures levels of formal social protection, does not take into consideration the existence of informal social protection systems that are community and culture-based and more extensive in reach. Formal social protection systems are very limited in reach in Vanuatu and even urban employees who have access to them still rely on informal mechanisms. The dynamic engagement between the customary and market sectors makes an integrated social protection approach relevant.
dc.format.extent249 KB
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCrawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
dc.publisherAsia Pacific Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourcePacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2010
dc.titleBack to basics: towards integrated social protection for vulnerable groups in Vanuatu
dc.typeJournal article
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.crawford.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)

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