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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Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.
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