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Building and Sustaining the Capacity for Social Policy Reforms

Building and Sustaining the Capacity for Social Policy Reforms

by Belkacem Laabas


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The outcome of a December 1998 workshop organized by the Arab Planning Institute in cooperation with the African Training and Research Center in Administration for Development in Tangier, Morocco. The 11 studies discuss how to build institutional capacity for social reforms, and analyze the link between such reforms and poverty alleviation policies. Social security, pension funds, and primary health care are among the areas they consider. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780754611912
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I. Social Development: Social development trends in the Middle East, 1970-95; Poverty and social development in Africa. Part II. Poverty Measurement: What is known about identifying the poor in Africa and the Middle East?; Priorities of social policy measures and the interest of low-income people: the Egyptian case; Evaluating psychological and biological deprivation in low-income countries: focus on the Angolan experience. Part III. Social Reforms and Social Security: A welfare analysis of the price system reforms' effects on poverty in Tunisia; Design principles for an efficient and sustainable social security system; Institutional and regulatory issues in pension system reforms: country experiences and policy options. Part IV. Basic Health services: A framework for primary health care reforms; Evaluating health care policy reforms in Africa: a lesson from the use of precision service delivery techniques in animal health care management.

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