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This High-Level Meeting will highlight what a number of Governments are doing to both measure and tackle multidimensional poverty. A growing number of countries have adopted... read more
By Nora Lustig
A reduction in the wage premium for skilled labor –and a consistent reduction of overall wage inequality-has played an important role in explaining the fall of income... read more
By Development Pathways
Bolsa Família is often promoted as a model of good practice for social protection programmes in the developing world. As a Brazilian, in the short period of time that I’ve... read more
By ISPA
The quality of the mechanism used to deliver payments to beneficiaries in a Social Protection (SP) program has a direct bearing on program’s success or failure. The entire... read more
Author: Rasec Niembro Short Abstract The low professionalism of the judiciary is one of the hidden structural causes of extreme poverty in many regions, particularly in... read more
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Asian and Pacific nations urged to spend more on social protection
Dec 02, 2016
Many countries in Asia and the Pacific are spending too little on social protection programmes and should expand these to provide adequate cover to most of their populations...
Cash transfers and temptation goods: a review of global evidence
Dec 01, 2016
Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express...
Making the Case for Privacy for the Poor
Nov 16, 2016
oor people in developing countries are rightfully concerned about whether their families are safe, sheltered and adequately nourished. Where does privacy fit into that mix?...
Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological...
Nov 16, 2016
Across developing countries, there is a growing recognition that building linkages between the Management Information Systems (MISs) of individual social protection...
Social Protection Digest #24
Nov 10, 2016
Governments from 50 countries and international agencies participated in the 4th Annual Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) in Acapulco, Mexico. 
What is Dimensions Magazine?
Nov 09, 2016
Dimensions Magazine is MPPN’s new communications vehicle to share in a practical, concise and informative way, different countries’ experiences with multidimensional poverty...
The region directs efforts for a common goal: a better measurement for...
Nov 09, 2016
The Fourth High Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) opened with the participation of Sabina Alkire, Director of the Initiative on Poverty and...
The regionalization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America...
Nov 08, 2016
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today signed a declaration of cooperation to support the countries of the Americas...
Publication -> Social Pulse 2016 "Perspectives and Realities...
Nov 08, 2016
Latin America and Caribbean register middle class growth. Child poverty and inequality problems persist “Social Pulse 2016: Realities and Perspectives”, provides an in-depth...
Latin American Economic Outlook 2017: Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship
Nov 08, 2016
The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand...
Social Mobility Summit
Nov 04, 2016
The objective of this conference is to bring together some of the world’s main experts and practitioners on the matter of intergenerational social mobility in order to...
Publication -> The Great Inequality
Nov 03, 2016
Published in the November edition of Monthly Review It is by now well known that significant and growing economic inequality is a central feature of the U.S. economy, as...
Agreement between the OAS and UNESCO to reduce inequality in education
Nov 03, 2016
The OAS and UNESCO agreed to a new programme to strengthen and leverage the support provided to the countries of the region in the areas of inequality and education on...
4th Annual High-Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network...
Nov 03, 2016
This High-Level Meeting will highlight what a number of Governments are doing to both measure and tackle multidimensional poverty. A growing number of countries have adopted...
Publication -> Declining Wages for College-Educated Workers in Mexico
Nov 01, 2016
A reduction in the wage premium for skilled labor –and a consistent reduction of overall wage inequality-has played an important role in explaining the fall of income...

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