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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 measurement to go beyond a focus on income alone, to consider a wider range of deprivations a person may experience.

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 receive Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme that provides unconditional cash to ultra-poor, labour-constrained households.

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 importance of establishing such a link, if it is exists, are multiple.

The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. 

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The first Regional Conference on the Integration of Women into the Economic and Social Development of Latin America and the Caribbean was held almost 40 years ago (Havana, 1977).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) differ from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in many ways. Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs universally apply to all countries and they are holistic and integrated.

Abstract: "Public Works Programmes (PWPs) have been widely employed in both developed and developing countries to provide social protection to people of working age who are living in poverty.

"Two things must be the objective of the Third Sector of Social Action in defense of social rights: to recognize that the Spanish society needs subjective social rights that can be claimed before the court, and to revise the current economic model, based on the discourse of the economy for t

ECLAC's new publication, Horizons 2030: Equality at the Centre of Sustainable Development, analyzes the change that have been visible throughout the years in relation to deepening economic, social and environmental problems and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, proposing a structu

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