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Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries

It is often argued that social protection is not affordable or that government expenditure cuts are inevitable during adjustment periods. But there are alternatives, even in the poorest countries. This working paper offers an array of options that can be explored to expand fiscal space and generate resources for social investments.

Each country is unique, and all options should be carefully examined – including the potential risks and trade-offs associated with each opportunity – and considered in national social dialogue. Given the importance of public investments for human rights and inclusive development, it is imperative that governments explore all possible alternatives to expand fiscal space to promote national socio-economic development with jobs and social protection.

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