How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Discussions around the post-2015 development goals, the proposed ‘leave no-one behind’ principle have revived global interest in inequality, the role of social protection in promoting social inclusion. The growing body of evidence on rising inequality, persistent structural poverty has prompted researchers, development professionals to look for policy measures to address the exclusion of particular groups from development processes as well as broader social, political life.