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Social Protection Brief: Streamlining Legal and Regulatory Framework for Social Assistance in the People’s Republic of China

  Author: ADB ( Asian Development Bank )
 May, 2015
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Abstract:

The Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has recognized social policies and social assistance as an important tool for tackling poverty and inequality. In addition to the ongoing economic development efforts, the government seeks to strengthen the social assistance system to help individuals cope with risks and offer an effective safety net to those who fall behind. The social assistance system includes the minimum living standards guarantee (MLSG) for urban and rural areas, the five guarantees program, medical financial assistance, and temporary assistance.

This article was first published by the Asian Development Bank (www.adb.org).
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