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After contracting for two consecutive years, the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to return to positive growth in 2017, but significant external and internal headwinds will persist, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 Report rel

The World Bank briefing note, Childhood Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, revealed that despite the reduction in poverty rates in Latin America, childhood poverty reduction has been slow, especially in Central America and the Caribbean, which is worrying because it is directly related t

Thanks to economic and political transformations and the implementation of various social inclusion policies, Latin America and the Caribbean countries have experienced positive outcomes in reducing poverty reduction inequality.

Trickle Up and Uplift are initiatives that incorporate the graduation approach aimed at reducing poverty by identifying the most poor and helping them to exit extreme poverty. The following links provide information on the real life impacts and evidence of the graduation approach.

Conversation with OECD Secretary General: Inclusive growth in cities

While economic growth has been driven mostly by cities and metropolitan areas, inequality has been on the rise. In response to this phenomenon, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is beginning an initiative to increase awareness. Hosted by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the National League of Cities Institute, the event offers an opportunity for a conversation with OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría and other panelists.

Date/Time:
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 09:00 to 10:30

Ministers gathered in the 37th Assembly of Delegates of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS, and adopted the Declaration of Lima, which urges Latin American countries to promote equality and economic empowerment of women.

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) Newsletter, which covers various topics from austerity in the Americas to inequality and injustice springing in different areas, highlights the deepening inequality and related concerns for human rights issues.

Despite the recent decrease in poverty rates in Peru, inequality has persisted in which the poorest population are the socially excluded.

ASAP Brazil and Mackenzie University Law School will host the II ASAP-Brazil International Conference on Poverty and Hunger and are accepting abstract submissions.

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