In the last decade, social protection has emerged as a policy framework employed to address poverty and vulnerability in developing countries. The article links social protection to new perspectives on poverty and vulnerability, identifies and discusses key issues in the emergence of social assistance programmes in developing countries, and assesses their potential contribution to addressing poverty and vulnerability in the South. © 2011 United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). International Journal of Social Welfare © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare.
- Developing countries
- Social assistance
- Social protection
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Global Development Institute