Azerbaijan, Baku Nov 19 /Trend /
Hernando Kuinteron, the consultant for social security programs arrived in Baku to check whether the targeted social assistance (TSA) in Azerbaijan corresponds to the international standards, the Press Service of the Labor and Social Security Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend on Friday.
As part of the visit, it is planned to develop a program, legislative base (social welfare policy) of TSA, develop an information control system (ICS) and social welfare issues automated control system, and make assessments of control functions and verification of social assistance programs.
The international consultant, after having met officials of the Ministry and held meetings at social security centers, assessed the program under implementation in Azerbaijan as one of most advanced social programs.
The first agreement of comprehensive study of the model of social security program under implementation in Azerbaijan, and on exploration of opportunity of using it in other countries was concluded at international forum titled "Development of Sustained Social Security Programs in Countries with Low Incomes" in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
More than 2,000 representatives from 54 countries and influential international organizations took part in the forum.
The Azerbaijani team, in report titled "Targeted Social Assistance as Efficient Instrument in Social Security System Development in Azerbaijan", provided information about public and economic reforms under implementation in Azerbaijan; steps designed to alleviate poverty; achieved results; TSA Program; and other social programs to be implemented in future.
The participants of the forum voiced their interest in TSA program under implementation in Azerbaijan; and World Bank social security division's employees said the Azerbaijani model is one of most perfect of the existing ones.