Technical Workshop on ‘Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index’ – Asian Development Bank
Dr Ganga Tilakaratna, Research Fellow, IPS, participated in the technical workshop on ‘Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index’ organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), held in Manila, Philippines during 3-4 April 2014.
The workshop aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of ADB’s member countries on monitoring and assessment of social protection programs. The sessions covered methodology for constructing social protection index (SPI) for the countries in the region, importance of SPI for better targeting and assessment of social protection programs and sharing country experiences on preparation and implementation of SPI in member countries. This workshop brought together a large number of social protection experts, policy makers and practitioners from many countries in Asia and the Pacific.
IPS is preparing the Social Protection Index (SPI) for Sri Lanka with the support of ADB.