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By Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
OPHI has just launched two publications on the Children’s Multidimensional Poverty (OPHI Briefing 46) and the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (OPHI 47).  It is the... read more
By Acosta, Pablo A., Almeida, Rita, Gindling Thomas, Lao Pena, Christine.
This reports analyzes the current trends of public spending in the social sector of the six Central American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,... read more
By ECLAC
The new edition of Social Panorama of Latin America by the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean addresses the issue of social inequality, seen as a... read more
By Claudia González
We cordially invite the Ministries and High Authorities of Social Development to present applications in the category of Innovation in Social Inclusion in the V Edition of... read more
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Trickle Up and Fundación Capital, in partnership with PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, and with the support of the... read more
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How gender perspective in social protection programmes can help reduce...
Mar 01, 2016
Despite the good intentions that social protection programmes may have, research finds that social protection programmes may aggravate the problem of gender inequality and...
Webinar ->Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways...
Mar 01, 2016
The Webinar will explore the content of the book, “Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools”, published by ECLAC. The book details and...
Social protection for rural poverty reduction
Feb 29, 2016
This paper reviews the major conceptual frameworks and analytical frameworks for applying social protection in rural and agricultural contexts, proposes a synthesised ‘...
Ecuador introduces its Multidimensional Poverty Index
Feb 24, 2016
Ecuador introduced its Multidimensional Poverty Index, a work on measurement coordinated by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), which will provide an in...
Linking Social Protection and Human Rights: Regional Perspective
Feb 23, 2016
What responsibilities exist at the regional level to provide rights-based social protection? The Organization of American States’ Alexandra Barrantes talks about the...
Linking Social Protection and Human Rights: Policy Perspective
Feb 23, 2016
How can governments fulfill their obligation to provide social protection and respect the rights of all? Andrés Scagliola from the Government of the City of Montevideo,...
Linking Social Protection and Human Rights: Activist Perspective
Feb 23, 2016
How does a rights-based approach support civil society organizations in their advocacy for universal access to social protection? In this video, Priti Darooka, founder and...
Number of "Out of Schools and Out of Work" youth have increased...
Feb 22, 2016
According to the World Bank's recently published report, Out of School and Out of Work: Risk and Opportunities for Latin America's Ninis, a rising number of youth...
Gender perspective discussed in El Salvador's pension reform
Feb 17, 2016
While gender inequality in El Salvador has continued for many years, the country is looking to include women in its pension system through reform. El Salvador's economy...
Vacancy announcements in FAO and UNICEF
Feb 17, 2016
FAO’s From Protection to Production Project (PtoP) is collaborating with projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The project especially...
The New Urban Agenda must prompt planners to recognize informal labour
Feb 12, 2016
Urban informal workers represent the broad base of the urban economy in most developing countries. On average, these account for well over half of the urban workforce and,...
Why School Integration Helps Students Grow
Feb 11, 2016
Lawful racial segregation has ended sixty years ago, but racial and socioeconomic division still remains in the education sector, and even worsening. According to A New Wave...
Changing Trends in Inequality in Mexico
Feb 10, 2016
What could be the possible causes behind deepening inequality? According to the Rise and Fall of Income Inequality in Mexico, 1989–2010, a Working Paper published by United...
ECLAC Releases Statistical Yearbook 2015
Feb 09, 2016
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released yesterday the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, in which a...
Inequality is reaching its extremes, Oxfam says
Feb 08, 2016
As the world's economy is growing, so is inequality. Emerging economies, such as China and India, have been able to substantially reduce their poverty levels and their...

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