The Social Protection Indicator for the Pacific: Assessing Progress

This report presents the analysis of comprehensive 2015 data on social protection programs in 13 Pacific developing member countries. The report updates the result of the 2012 analysis published in The Social Protection Indicator: Assessing Results for the Pacific (ADB 2016). The report uses the Social Protection Indicator (SPI) for assessing the nature and effectiveness of social protection both within and across countries. The SPI shows the level of resources invested in social protection, the extent of coverage, benefit levels, and distribution of expenditure in terms of poverty and gender.