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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2000

Economic and Financial Monitoring and Survillance

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This survey analyzes recent economic and social developments in the region with particular emphasis on economic and social policy issues and broad development strategies. An essential resource for every multinational corporation intending to expand their business into Asia or to invest in the region.

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Social security and safety nets

Social security and safety net programmes are crucial to ensure that various segments of the population have reasonable access to minimal income and basic social services in the event of diverse contingencies such as involuntary unemployment, old age or sudden economic crisis. Policy makers in the region have always considered it important that such programmes should be set up either directly by governments or by the private sector with the active encouragement and support of government. This concern has been reflected in a wide variety of programmes in many areas: medical care, unemployment, emergency relief and poverty alleviation. However, the coverage of these programmes has not been comprehensive and implementation modalities have varied considerably across countries and over time.

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