Financing the Social Protection
The webinar aims to explore the social protection domain through four major aspects including issues and approaches linked with targeting the ultra-poor, financial requirements to provide social assistance to all, government plans and financing options, and alternative financing possibilities. Along with other speakers, Dr. Safdar being an Executive Director of SPRC was invited as a speaker to share his views about the issues and challenges linked with the financing of social protection. He talked about financing the unmet social protection needs in the country and raised his concerns about the social security aspect of social protection which is less talked about and concerned about among the policy circles and government itself. He pointed out missing elements in the whole debate and raised questions about the phenomena of social protection prevailed in Pakistan. He was of the view that once we find answers to the key questions about this framework and its basis then we will be in a better position to think about a viable option to finance social protection.