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safety net

A collection of resources available for use in case of problems, often financial ones. With the unpredictability of freelance work, I always make sure I have money in my savings account as a safety net. Cuts to welfare are just one example of how society's safety net has been weakened.
See also: net, safety
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Social safety nets, however, require large amounts of financial investment and permanent sources of funding for projects and programmes.
In her opening remarks, the Chairperson informed the participants that BISP, the flagship Social Safety Net Programme of Pakistan, was providing financial assistance to 5.
Social safety net programs include cash and in-kind transfers to poor households with the goal of protecting families from the impact of economic shocks, natural disasters, and other crises; ensuring that children grow up healthy, well-fed and stay in school; empowering women and girls, and creating jobs.
Social safety nets are necessary components of efforts to alleviate poverty because macroeconomic policies, through their 'trickle-down' effect, are unlikely to be effective, even in periods of high growth.
The government's efforts to identify and assist the poorest families in difficult winter times were equally commendable, Saum said, adding: "We are happy to continue supporting Afghanistan's efforts to manage its social safety net programmes more efficiently, so that poor people can better withstand economic and weather-related hardships and benefit from economic growth.
Economy is achieved through both the conceptual and operational differences between insurance and safety net access.
Safety Net Services uses NetLog to keep track of more than 3,500 nets and produce comprehensive reports for nets on each contract.
To grow premium while avoiding adverse selection, an increasing number of insurers will begin to utilize the performance safety net in analytic technologies.
It says that, for every ladder extending through three or more decks, safety nets must be installed, beginning at the topmost deck.
Chetty and Looney assess the potential welfare gain from introducing social safety nets in developing economies.
The fact that Social Security could be facing imminent peril only means that we have to build our own safety nets by adopting the habits and behaviors necessary to not only finance our retirements but leave a legacy of wealth for future generations.
Community health centers and public hospitals have made the most of available funding to organize and expand local safety nets in 12 nationally representative communities.
These safety nets include written procedures and guidelines, training on security issues and written contracts with employees specifying what they can and can't do.