The 'new realities' in social protection

    Miguel Nino-Zarazua, research fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University tells the international community should move beyond conventional social protection concepts.

    Globalization and technology continue to change the very nature of employment, but social protection thinking and strategies are struggling to keep pace.

    In this Devex video interview, Miguel Nino-Zarazua, research fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University, argues that the international community should move beyond conventional social protection concepts to address the changing nature of “formal” work driven by the digital economy.

    “The effect of technology also means that firms and individuals in particular have contracts that are more insecure. We see that in the private sector, but we also see that in international organizations,” he told Devex.

    Watch the above clip to learn more about the trends that Nino-Zarazua thinks should be part of today’s discussions on social protection.

    Devex is the exclusive media partner of the Asian Development Bank’s Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week.

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      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.