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South-Asia
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IN
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IND
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Asia
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Republic of India

As many as 1,160 differently-abled people were given assistance under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, during 2017-2018, social welfare minister K Beichhua informed the state assembly on Friday. There are two observation homes for differently-abled people of below 18 years -- Bethsaida home at Durtlang and Rephidim home at Laipuitlang, both in Aizawl, Beichhua said while replying to a query from C Lalsawivunga of opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM).

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Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

Development of Humane Action, DHAN

Development of Humane Action (DHAN) Foundation, a professional development organisation, was initiated on October 2, 1997. It brings highly motivated, educated young women and men to the development sector. They would make new innovations in development to root out poverty from the country, in thus achieving the Mission of the organisation.

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Rethinking Economic Inclusion for the Poorest in the COVID-19 Context

Athena Infonomics

Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy. We combine social science research methods and ICT tools to drive innovation in policies, processes and programs in global development. Athena Infonomics has offices in India and Washington, D.C., alongside program hubs across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Slide presentation of the webinar held on 24 September 2020.

Some core questions addressed in this webinar include:

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Before elaborating a paper series on Covid-responsive Social Protection Landscapes in South Asia, the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and the IPC-IG have developed a paper series on Regular Social Protection Landscapes in the region.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: 11 September 2020

New insights on poverty and vulnerability are triggering significant changes in government policy in South Asia. As a result, social protection interventions are emerging as a key policy element across the region. Social Protection in South Asia: A Review describes the most significant programmes in place in each of the eight South Asian countries. It maps out the social protection agenda, as well as programme aims, design, scale and coverage. It highlights some of the innovations, and summarises information from formal evaluations as available.

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COVID-19 is posing an unprecedented challenge to countries' social protection systems. Informal workers are particularly at risk, as they often represent the 'missing middle', covered by neither social assistance nor social insurance. In a recent policy brief, the IPC-IG and UNICEF ROSA analyse the economic fallout from the crisis and the policy measures taken in eight South Asian countries, and advocate for the inclusion of the missing middle in mainstream social protection. This One Pager summarises the study's findings for India.

 

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