Protecting Marginalized Groups During Economic Downturns: Lessons from the Asian Experience

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In 1999, in response to requests received from member governments, ESCAP began to evaluate the effectiveness of major government programmes and policies that had been implemented to alleviate the socio-economic costs of rising unemployment and the loss of income associated with the Asian economic crisis. The evaluation included the three most affected countries: Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand. This study contains the conclusions of the evaluation. It can be used to identify the elements of a comprehensive social protection framework for the Asian region that would enable governments to deal more effectively with future downturns.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Social impact of the Asian economic crisis
7
Survey framework
13
Summary results of the surveys and their analysis
27
Sex age and education of the selected beneficiaries
29
6a Income increase in Indonesia
32
l0 Success of microcredit programmes in targeting
39
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Salient features of the reporting small
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Salient features of interviewsdiscussions with
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J Effectiveness of incomeemploymentgenerating
60
Major problems identified and recommendations
64
Towards an Asian protection
67
Role of the informal sector
73
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Question bank
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IH I3b Increase in working hours
41
E Summary of lessons leamt from the strengths
44
Design of the unemployment insurance scheme
47
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H Results of the small and mediumsized enterprise
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Tabulation plan
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