Building Resilience and Opportunity: The World Bank’s Social Protection & Labour Strategy 2012-2022 – Concept Note

Although the current crisis has proved to be [hard] to remedy, it has taught us that ... while the policy mix will vary according to each country's particular circumstances, social protection needs to be at its centre.

The crisis lends new urgency to measures advocated in the original Growth Report, which argued that [for long-term growth] policy makers should endeavor to protect people, even as they resist calls to protect industries, firms, or jobs… The exact form of these [social protection measures] must vary from country to country.

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