Social Protection

AI in Social Protection – Exploring Opportunities and Mitigating Risks

This report published by GIZ, with contributions from ADB, sheds light on the benefits of artificial intelligence in social protection programs.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping up to be the transformative technology of our time. It offers a multitude of possibilities and generates a range of questions. This report explores this topic in the context of social protection. It looks at the benefits that AI can bring to social protection programs as well as the pitfalls and risks that could undermine the potential for positive change.

Youth Webinar on Sustaining Economy, Public Health and Environment for the future of humanity

The youth webinar aims to uncover the interactions of the economy, human society & community, and international cooperation in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In our second installment of this webinar, we've invited senior subject expert guest speakers who will discuss addressing the synergies/trade-offs and connection between the above-mentioned topics and transformation to a new normal post-global pandemic.

The Impact and Policy Responses for COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

At the start of 2020, COVID-19 has spread across the world at an unyielding pace. What began as global jitters has evolved into unprecedented disturbances in the economy, health systems and daily life. In Asia and the Pacific, the impacts of the pandemic have reverberated soundly among its population of more than 4 billion and in its network of vital supply chains. In the face of such challenges, the region must respond quickly and collectively to save lives and build resilience against future pandemics.

World Social Report 2020

The World Social Report 2020 examines the impact of four such megatrends on inequality: technological innovation, climate change, urbanization and international migration. Technological change can be an engine of economic growth, offering new possibilities in health care, education, communication and productivity. But it can also exacerbate wage inequality and displace workers.

Time for Equality: The Role of Social Protection in Reducing Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP has released a new publication entitled, "Time for Equality: The Role of Social Protection in Reducing Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific". The publication explores the linkages between inequality and social protection. Overall, it argues that inequality, in its multiple forms, is on the rise in Asia and the Pacific, and is having an adverse impact on sustainable development.