This report, based on research conducted in 2001, examines the ways in which interim PRSPs and PRSPs are dealing with social protection issues. Adequate social protection is increasingly recognized to be crucial for poverty reduction. However, these PRS documents suggest that it is not being tackled systematically in most poverty reduction strategies, though many countries are undertaking some social protection measures. The report also examines the extent to which these I-PRSPs and the PRSPs include specific commitments to tackling childhood and youth poverty, and the wider poverty reduction measures planned in these documents and finds that overall there is a disturbing lack of concern for equity issues in most of the 23 strategy documents examined.
Marcus, R., Wilkinson, J. (2002) CHIP Report 0/ CHIP Working Paper 1: Whose Poverty Matters? Vulnerability, Social Protection and PRSPs. Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP), London, UK, ISBN: 1-904049-18-4, 52 pp.