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Building equality and opportunity through social guarantees : new approaches to public policy and the realization of rights, Volume 1
Author:Gacitua-Mario, Estanislao; Norton, Andrew; Georgieva, Sophia V.; Country:World;
Date Stored:2009/06/23Document Date:2009/06/09
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures; Access to Finance; Banks & Banking Reform; Population Policies; Social Accountability
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Realizing Rights Through Social Guarantees -- -- P113384;Region:The World Region
Report Number:49053Collection Title:New frontiers of social policy
Volume No:1  

Summary: The book showcases an innovative approach to social policy that the author believes can act to transform the capacity of states to implement policies to enhance equality of opportunity among citizens. The approach is built around the framework of social guarantees and emphasizes multiple dimensions in the delivery of services and the realization of rights. The social guarantees approach converts abstract rights into defined standards that can be used as a framework for making public policy accountable to citizens. It emphasizes that effective realization of social rights requires attention not just to dimensions of access, but also to elements of quality, financial protection, and the availability of mechanisms of redress. Social guarantees strengthen citizenship through an emphasis on the policy mechanisms and democratic processes needed to define and support such standards. Rigorous analysis of available public resources and of institutions, programmatic approaches, and legal frameworks is essential to underpin the provision of social guarantees and to ensure that the set standards can be delivered to all.

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