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Despite the good intentions that social protection programmes may have, research finds that social protection programmes may aggravate the problem of gender inequality and perpetuate poverty.

Webinar ->Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools

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 debates ECLAC’s view on social protection, discussing the policy tools and programmes pursued in Latin America, using a rights-based approach. It also addresses the expanding social protection coverage in the region, with a view of achieving universal coverage.

11 - 11.30am – Presenter: Simone Cecchini
(Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLAC)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:00

This paper reviews the major conceptual frameworks and analytical frameworks for applying social protection in rural and agricultural contexts, proposes a synthesised ‘consolidated’ framework, and reviews the evidence base on the impacts of social protection on agricultural production and rural p

What responsibilities exist at the regional level to provide rights-based social protection?

How can governments fulfill their obligation to provide social protection and respect the rights of all?

How does a rights-based approach support civil society organizations in their advocacy for universal access to social protection?

FAO’s From Protection to Production Project (PtoP) is collaborating with projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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, where estimates are available, over a quarter of gross domestic product in these countries.

Event: Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

The deadline for applications to the Centre for Social Protection (CSP) short course ‘Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence’ is 12 February 2016.

 This 4-day course focuses on getting participants up to speed with current knowledge, evidence and practice of social protection. It offers a unique opportunity for those already working on social protection or who will be working in the field in the future to broaden their knowledge base and gain critical insight into the most recent thinking about social protection.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:45

Rigorous evaluations that produce ‘hard’ evidence have been important for the spread of social protection programs. They have played a role in the shift towards evidence-based development policy in developing countries.


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