To strengthen the governance dimension in social safety net programs in the ASEAN region

by Christian Van Stolk

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The World Bank commissioned RAND Europe to write a report on strengthening of the governance dimension of social safety net (SSN) programs in the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) region. The World Bank, AUSAID and the ASEAN Secretariat embarked on an eighteen-month programme of research, analysis and knowledge management in the Summer of 2009 which aims to contribute to the development of more effective social safety net programmes in the region. The aim is ultimately to contribute to improvements in the social protection and labour market outcomes of the poor and vulnerable in ASEAN countries.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Towards a diagnostic resource

  • Chapter Three

    Arriving at feasible, acceptable, and suitable recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Control and accountability mechanisms in LAC

  • Appendix B

    MIS per stage of SSN program

  • Appendix C

    Program design and management with EFC lenses

  • Appendix D

    Job descriptions in the UK

  • Appendix E

    Typical quantitative data collected for monitoring and evaluation in a public works program

  • Appendix F

    Social protection in use in ASEAN members pre-crisis and as a response to the crisis

  • Appendix G

    Overview of governance and administrative challenges

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