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Barrientos, Armando and Niño-Zarazúa, Miguel (2011) 'Financing Social Protection for Children in Crisis Contexts.' Development Policy Review, 29 (5). pp. 603-620.

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Abstract

The global financial crisis has emphasised the fundamental role of social protection institutions in developing countries. There is also growing evidence that countries with programmes focused on children have a greater chance of minimising the longer-term effects of the crisis. However, financing remains a major challenge: the effects of a slowdown in growth are likely to reduce the fiscal space in low-income countries. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in particular, this article shows that improved fiscal balances, debt relief, aid and revenues from natural resources could provide a window of opportunity in many countries. Raising the ratio of tax revenues to GDP is, however, the main challenge in the medium term.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Social protection, children, poverty, financial crisis, developing countries
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 09506764
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00549.x
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2022 13:36
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/37616
Funders: Other

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