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Informal social protection and social development in Pacific Island countries: role of NGOs and civil society

Mohanty, Manoranjan (2011) Informal social protection and social development in Pacific Island countries: role of NGOs and civil society. Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 18 (2). pp. 25-56. ISSN 1020-1246

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    Abstract

    Social security and social protection concepts are gaining importance, especially in the Pacific Island countries (PICs). The state-led welfare and social protection system is limited in PICs, where there has been a heavy reliance on traditional, informal and non-state social protection systems which are provided through extended family, kinship, and community. The aim of the paper is to examine the nature of traditional, informal and semi-formal social security and protection mechanisms within PICs, to explore the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in providing social security and safety nets and to aid in enhancing social development in PICs.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 15:57
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2013 15:57
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5557
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