Social Protection and Socioeconomic Security in Nepal Gabriele Koehler

Nepal is a ‘least developed country’ characterised by significant socioeconomic insecurity, comprising structurally generated income poverty, a politically and socially fragile post-conflict situation, threats to the environment, and deeply entrenched forms of social exclusion that is currently witnessing some interesting socio-political policy innovations, triggered by the end of a ten-year violent conflict. The article explores the social protection policies devised by the interim government to address the various dimensions of insecurity, discusses their novelty, limitations and offers suggestions for improvements.

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