Research Reports   7

Policy Options for Vulnerable Groups: Income Growth and Social Protection

Author(s): KEM Sothorn

Published: 02-Mar-2011
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Two decades of civil war caused extensive damage to Cambodia’s physical, social and human capital and left the populace, especially rural people, in a state of chronic poverty and vulnerability. Despite pro-poor targeting and massive efforts by the government and its development partners, a large proportion of the population in need of support does not benefit from social protection programs, the effectiveness of which is undermined by limited resources, lack of coherent strategies and appropriate targeting. The paper proposes focusing on several areas that would ensure more effective social protection.

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