Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

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Officials of the Secretariat for Social Action (SAS) of Paraguay shared experiences and the progress made by the SAS as a result of a Participatory Gender Assessment implemented in 2014 and funded by the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) with the participation of the Inter-America

Inequality is on the rise in several of the world’s developed economies. To calculate an inequality indicator (known as the MSII), MS uses a variety of factors, moving beyond the commonly used GINI coefficient to include measures of wage dispersion, workplace inclusion, health status and digital

Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), in a 2010 communiqué, defined social protection as “an integral approach comprised of various universal and targeted policies and programs that seek to help individuals

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In line with developments observed in several Latin American countries, inequalities in Brazil have significantly declined since the Workers’ Party, PT, came to power in 2003.

The G20's GPFI invites public comments on the White Paper,

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Addressing global inequality

The world has seen a dramatic rise in inequalities of income and wealth over the last three decades, making extreme economic inequality one of the defining issues of our time.

The IPA Report presents examples of evidence impacting local policy decisions, significant attention in both the mainstream U.S. media and local outlets in developing countries, and important results from studies in every major program area.

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Targeting social programs can improve effectiveness of poverty alleviation policies. Allocating benefits to the poor and vulnerable can help reduce chronic poverty, ensure uninterrupted access to social services, and address social exclusion and disparities.


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