Following two decades of strong economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, which resulted in a two thirds reduction in the percentage of working poor, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, paralysing further progress and sending a powerful reminder of the persistent and structural challenges faced by the region.
Despite progress in recent years and the increased attention devoted to social protection in the region, the stark reality is that 55.9 per cent of the population still do not have access to any form of social protection.
As in past crises, the key lesson for the region as it emerges from the pandemic is that economic growth without adequate investment in social protection generates unsustainable gains, mostly concentrated in a limited proportion of the population, leaving others extremely vulnerable to shocks.
02 September 2023
01 September 2023
31 August 2023
8 June 2023
23 - 25 May 2023
9 - 10 December 2022
1 December 2022 - 30 November 2023
1 March 2022 - 30 June 2023
Strengthening Capacity to Promote Gender-Responsive Investments in the Provision of Decent Care Services in Thailand
1 January - 31 December 2022