Under the Social Assistance Reform Project, the experts of CASE Ukraine studied the social protection model developed and operating in Mykolaiv oblast and conducted a comparative analysis of this model and the conventional social protection model in Ukraine. The former is characterized by high social assistance targeting level and covers virtually all persons in need. The distinguishing feature of this system is rural centers of Labor and Social Protection that serve for receiving applications, informing applicants, carrying out work to detect all the needy, inspecting living conditions of applicants, and providing social services to single unable-to-work persons. Given the high performance of this model, experience of Mykolayiv oblast may be worth expanding on the territory of Ukraine. The report can be downloaded at the link below.