Laos – Australia Rural Livelihoods Program Social Protection Activity sub-component activity design document

This document describes the design for the Social Protection Activity (SPA) sub-component of the Laos – Australia Rural Livelihoods Program.

The goal of this SPA is for the Government of Laos to begin implementation of a progressive social security policy that includes support to the elderly and other vulnerable families. The purpose of the SPA is improved livelihoods, incomes and resilience for families in rural areas and the application of these results to inform government policy development in social security.

The SPA will test two alternative social protection schemes: the Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor, and the Senior Citizens' Allowance.