The Poor at Risk: Surviving the Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia

Final Report of the Project: Social Safety Net Programs in Selected Southeast Asian Countries, 1997-2000

Prepared by the joint Canada-Southeast Asia Project Team: T.G. McGee, Leonora Angeles, Cynthia Bautista, Sity Daud, Geoff Hainsworth, Steffanie Scott, Bakti Setiawan, Somchai Suksiriserekul, and Vu Tuan Anh

Centre for Southeast Asian Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia

This report was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, administered by the Conference Board of Canada and presented to the Human Resources Working Group of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Executive Summary

Names and Addresses of Project Participants

Chapter 1: The Poor at Risk: Surviving the Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia by T.G. McGee and Steffanie Scott

Chapter 2: Indonesia by Bakti Setiawan

Chapter 3: Thailand by Somchai Suksiriserekul

Chapter 4: Philippines by Cynthia Bautista, Leonora Angeles and Josephine Dionisio

Chapter 5: Malaysia by Sity Daud

Chapter 6: Vietnam by Vu Tuan Anh

Chapter 7: A New Architecture for Social Policy: Forward Engagement for Future Risk by T.G. McGee and Steffanie Scott

Appendix 1:
List of Participants in Policy Workshop, Bangkok, 23-25 July 2000

Appendix 2:
Government Programs / Responses to the Crisis in the Philippines

Appendix 3:
List of Sample NGO-Initiated Programs Reflecting the Range of Social Safety Nets in the Philippines