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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
By Romina Kasman
On April 28, 2017, the Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity of the OAS launched through a Webinar the publication "Equity and... read more
The objective of this Seminar is to launch an OAS publication on equity and social inclusion from a rights-based perspective. It is aimed at experts, researchers and... read more
The objective of this Seminar is to launch an OAS publication on equity and social inclusion from a rights-based perspective. It is aimed at experts, researchers and... read more
By Romina Kasman
Between March 13 and 18, 2017, the Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Workshop: Impact on Social Policy will be held at the Universidad of Los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia.... read more
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Conditional cash transfers in the Caribbean: Learning from the literature
Oct 27, 2016
Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. These reforms are based on, among other things, assessments of...
The "crisis of care" in our societies
Oct 25, 2016
The ‘crisis of care’ is currently a major topic of public debate. Often linked to ideas of ‘time poverty’, ‘family-work balance’, and ‘social depletion’, it refers to the...
What is the Future of Bolsa Família?
Oct 21, 2016
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...
Poverty Profile: Rural North and Northeast of Brazil
Oct 18, 2016
Fortunately, both poverty and extreme poverty have shown a significant decrease in Brazil. According to data from the National Household Sample Survey (Pesquisa Nacional por...
A Human Rights Approach to Globalization and Migration
Oct 12, 2016
Author: David Bacon Article published originally in New Politics Magazine. http://newpol.org/   We need an immigration policy based on human, civil, and labor rights, which...
The added value of multidimensional poverty analysis
Oct 11, 2016
Does measuring poverty multidimensionally make a difference in terms of who we identify as being poor? In recent years, a growing number of analysts have called for poverty...
Social Protection payment delivery mechanisms
Oct 03, 2016
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...
Blog: Progress Indicators as a mechanism to the full enjoyment of ESCRs
Sep 28, 2016
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...
IASPD 17 - Experiences on evaluation of social programs in Latin America
Sep 15, 2016
To watch the video visit: http://www.redproteccionsocial.org/recursos/dips-17-video-experiencias-de-evaluacion-de-programas-sociales-en-america-latina (Spanish only)
Gender discrimination is greater when unemployment is high
Sep 06, 2016
The market environment in which discriminatory firms operate may be a relevant determinant of their extent of discrimination. In this paper we aim at analysing the effect of...
IASPD 16 - Economic, social and cultural: a review of results in the...
Aug 29, 2016
The Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol of San Salvador" is the legal instrument of the Inter-...
Happiness and alleviation of income poverty: impacts of an unconditional...
Aug 25, 2016
This study analyzes the impact of an exogenous, positive income shock on caregivers’ subjective well-being in Malawi using panel data from 3,365 households targeted to...
A Social Protection Floor Index: Monitoring National Social Protection...
Aug 22, 2016
An Social Protection Floor consists of four nationally defined basic social security guarantees that members should establish by law, and—in accordance with their existing...
Cultural conceptions of poverty and shame in 7 diverse societies
Aug 16, 2016
This working paper constitutes a first step in exploring the contention that shame is universally associated with poverty, irrespective of place, time and culture. The...
The social protection floor index: A tool to help us keep, and finance, a...
Aug 11, 2016
The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation No. 202, unanimously adopted by 184 members of the International Labour Conference in 2012, provided for the first time...

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