26 January 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar kicked off the new year by adopting a new strategy that attempts to provide a social safety net to all its citizens for the first time.
Created in consultation with various development partners, the Social Protection Strategic Plan aims to gradually phase in eight flagship social protection programs over the next 10 years.
The result of a yearlong process, the strategy was devised with input from a large number of government ministries, U.N. agencies, and international and local nongovernmental organizations. These include UNICEF, the World Food Program, International Labor Organization, the World Bank, Save the Children and HelpAge International.