Chapter from A. Barrientos and D. Hulme (Editors), Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest. Risk, Needs and Rights, London: Palgrave
Social protection is fast becoming one of the most important themes in development policy. This collection examines the political processes shaping the formulation of social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analysing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on the policies focused on the poor and the poorest. Drawing on key case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the contributors outline solutions for the future of social protection in developing countries.