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National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection in India (4 July 2013)

July, 2013

National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection in India

Thursday, 4 July 2013 at Maple Room, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road in Delhi.

The National Consultation was co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and ISST. The main objective was to bring together key stakeholders from the Government, academiaand civil society to review and provide feedback on the preliminary research findings of the national study conducted in India under an inter-regional project on strengthening social protection.

The aim of the ESCAP project is to compile and analyze the experience of selected developing countries in the Asian and Pacific region in strengthening social protection and moving toward universal coverage. The good practices and lessons learned can then help inform decisions and policies in other countries in the region. An integral part of the project is a national study being conducted in six countries in the region, including India.

The research results will be integrated into a practical, policy-oriented inter-regional on-line toolbox that will provide support to national level initiatives, promote the exchange of experiences, formulate capacity-building activities and document innovative schemes with the objective of achieving universal social protection.