Welcome to the August edition of our monthly newsletter!
Over the past few years, many developing countries across Central and East Asia and the Pacific have expanded their social protection programmes, helping improve the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people. However, the region still faces considerable challenges, particularly in the sustainable financing needed for local welfare programmes.

The main challenges and opportunities related to the expansion of social protection, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will be discussed next month in the Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week 2019 (ASPS 2019): Securing the Future of Asia and the Pacific. The event will be livestreamed through socialprotection.org. We hope you enjoy browsing through this issue’s regional highlighted content. 

We also would like to invite you to participate in our 5-minute Satisfaction Survey: we highly value your feedback! And don’t miss the 4th run of e-TRANSFORM, an innovative training course on building and managing social protection floors in Africa. 
Call for applications: TRANSFORM 4th Run

14 August

The e-course will take place from 16 September to 22 November.

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Upcoming Webinars
Social protection and social security
socialprotection.org IPC-IG

29 August

14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+2)
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Past Webinar
socialprotection.org | IPC-IG

25 July
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Past Livestream
Jakarta - Indonesia

15 May
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Programme Profiles
Check out our social protection programme profiles from Central Asia and East Asia and Pacific region! Also, click here to access a report with a compilation of these profiles.
Expanding access to good practices on elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis (EMTCT) through south-south cooperation  
by Sara Söderstjerna (3 May 2019)
The healthcare and education impacts of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme
by Christina Braganza (9 December 2018)
Featured Online Community
The Social Protection for Employment – Community (SPEC) is updated regularly with content from webinars, livestreams and blog posts developed by SPEC, as well as links to the most recent studies and publications on social protection for employment. Become a member to gain access to this content and connect with fellow policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to exchange best practices and knowledge. 
9 August 2019
How China Can Improve the Lives of Its State-Supported Orphans
7 August 2019
Eligible age for social welfare benefits to be reduced to 75
6 August 2019
Paternity leave in ASEAN
Job Opportunities
Child Rights and Business Specialist | Switzerland | Apply by 19 August
Open Society Foundation
Program Specialist, Economic Justice Program | London, United Kingdom | Apply by 20 August
Upcoming Event
The Asia Pacific Social Protection Week 2019: Securing the Future of Asia and the Pacific will take place from 9 to 12 September this year, in Manila, Philippines. The event is organised by the Asian Development Bank and will be livestreamed through socialprotection.org. The link will be available soon on the page of the event. Stay tuned!
Satisfaction Survey