DevExplains: Social protection

via Devex YouTube channel

Governments need a strong tax base to fund their social protection programs, but money isn't everything in the social protection debate.

Evidence-based policies, careful labor market analysis and smart targeting are among the key ingredients in making or breaking a social protection initiative, be it cash transfers, pensions or skills training, Devex senior reporter Jenny Lei Ravelo explains in this video feature.

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About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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