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PER - Social Welfare NPOs

What is this?
The current model of social welfare delivery is largely based on non-profit organisations (NPOs). These provide a range of services, including residential services for older persons, partial-care facilities for children, child protection facilities, child- and youth care centres, as well as early childhood development centres. In 2008 (the most recent year for which data was available), there were 6 210 early childhood development centres and 2 705 other social welfare facilities. Of the latter, 98% of the facilities were operated by NPOs, providing services to 72% of the sector’s clients.

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