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PPPs for policy making: a visual guide to using data from the ICP - Chapter 4: Labor costs, wages, and social safety nets

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Social safety nets

The World Bank’s Atlas of Social Protection Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE) database compiles indicators on social safety nets and noncontributory social assistance programs that are designed to help individuals and households cope with chronic poverty, destitution, and vulnerability. These include unconditional and conditional cash transfers, noncontributory social pensions, food and in-kind transfers, school feeding programs, public works, and fee waivers. PPP-based indicators are available on social safety net spending (figure 4.7). Policy makers can use these data to assist with directing social security strategies and to inform discussion on progress towards SDG 1.3 which seeks to implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.