HelpAge International (Myanmar Country Office), with funding from LIFT donor consortium, has embarked on a three-year project to expand social protection to vulnerable households in Myanmar’s central dry zone. The project seeks to strengthen community and government capacity to protect vulnerable groups such as disabled and older people, and will deliver cash benefits to vulnerable households. As part of the project, HelpAge also seeks to enhance informal and community-based systems and practices that are already working to provide support and assistance in the dry zone. To inform project activities and discussions of social protection generally, this research was undertaken to investigate community-based mechanisms, structures, and practices in dry zone villages that might be providing forms of social protection for vulnerable people living in these communities.

Language: English
Published: HelpAge International, Myanmar Country Office, 2016
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