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Achieving a social protection floor and decent standard of living Achieving a social protection floor and decent standard of living

This policy brief begins by sketching out the background that contributes to the policy and planning approach of the National Planning Commission (NPC) in promoting initiatives and expert dialogues on the understandings and role of a social protection floor in reducing poverty and achieving a decent standard of living. It goes on to analyse the cost of living trends and the impact these trends have on poor and working class households, and provides an overview of free government services and the impact they have. It also examines the factors that drive up costs, and the effects of these on consumption patterns. Finally, it focuses on strategies that the NPC can consider to reduce the cost of living of poor and working class households to achieve a decent standard of living.

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Version 2018
Category Policy Briefs
Author National Planning Commission