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Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Attain the Millennium Development Goals: Financing Social Protection

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/Technical Paper.1
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The present study shows that the Arab uprisings took place despite strong progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It advocates social protection as a way to overcome the failures of previous development efforts.

Using the capability approach as a theoretical framework, this study highlights the linkages between social protection and MDGs. It assesses the impact of the Arab uprisings on public finances, and discusses social protection funding under the current fiscal circumstances.