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Social Protection and Risk Management Considerations of risk and vulnerability are key to understanding the dynamics leading to perpetuating poverty. Poverty is more than inadequate consumption or inadequate education and health — It is also fear for the future. Vulnerability affects everyone but is greater for the poor who face large risks from shocks to their income-earning capacity due to natural and man-made disasters, crime and violence, unemployment, old age, exclusion and discrimination, gender inequality etc. In short, the poor need to feel empowered with skills and voices to overcome their fear of isolation. And governments need to be able to respond to risks through a series of market and non-market mechanisms that do not adversely affect long-term development. More


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For Protection & Promotion The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets. Written by Margaret E. Grosh , Carlo Del Ninno , Emil Tesliuc , and Azedine Ouerghi



Last updated: 2008-11-24

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