A new social protection model in the CIS countries: from social assistance to labour activation

Presented at the International Symposium “Social Protection Systems – Tying the Knots” Bonn, 5-6 September 2016

by Esuna Dugarova
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, September 2016

41 pp. 526 kB

While within social protection debate, considerable attention has been paid to advanced welfare states and increasingly to countries in the Global South, the new independent states of the former Soviet Union have remained relatively neglected, with limited data available about transformations in the social protection system in these countries. The current paper aims to fill a gap in this area by examining the nature of the social protection model in post-Soviet Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and discussing the impact of relevant measures on poverty reduction in these settings.

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