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Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems


  • Rawlings, Laura
  • Murthy, Sheila
  • Winder, Natalia


The recently released United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) social protection strategic framework and the World Bank social protection and labor strategy call for taking a systems approach to social protection as a way to help countries, communities, families and children enhance resilience, equity and opportunity.This note outlines common ground in the World Bank and UNICEF approaches to building social protection systems, using a focus on children to illustrate the premise and promise of a systems approach. It is part of a broader commitment by both agencies to increase collaboration across different stakeholders governments, development partners, and others in developing and strengthening social protection systems and expanding their coverage.

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  • Rawlings, Laura & Murthy, Sheila & Winder, Natalia, 2013. "Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 78652, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:78652

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    Social Risk Management; Street Children; Children and Youth; Social Cohesion; Emerging Markets;

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