Community-Based Social Service Delivery in China: Reshaped by Social Organizations?,
Bingqin Li, Lijie Fang, Jing Wang
China is one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world with high labour mobility and internal migration levels. These trends and the changing needs associated with them have put a strain on previous forms of social service provision, prompting social service reforms that emphasize community-based approaches. In support of this, the government has relaxed previously tight restrictions on NGOs that deliver social services, renaming them as Social Organizations, which have now assumed a crucial role in social service delivery. The case study will examine the nature, role and capabilities of Social Organizations as service providers.
The China case study for the UNRISD project "New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South" investigates China’s transformative social policy direction, its governance and outcomes by looking at the policy areas of community based primary care and migration.