UN Calls for Investment in Protections for Asia’s Poorest

Economists and Asian leaders pointed out that in order not to shock financially and environmentally Asia’s poorest, basic social protections are needed. They think that the key to helping Asia’s poorest lift themselves out of poverty is increased spending on social programs.
United Nations economists stated that government-funded social protections such as universal education, basic health care and job programs could provide a critical safety net for the millions of impoverished Asians who are most vulnerable to rising food prices and environmental calamities.

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