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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.

Date/Time:
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.

There is a growing international focus on social protection in the developing world while at the same time, countries in the developed world are cutting back on social security in pursuit of ‘austerity’.

This book reflects on the public policies, programmes and regulatory frameworks that are taking a rights-based approach to expanding social protection coverage and benefits in Latin America, with a view to achieving universal coverage.

This profile map helps you to identify countries with similar profiles at just one glance. Each country is represented by four segments, each corresponding to a Global AgeWatch Index domain. The overall Global AgeWatch Index value is shown under each country's name.

Extending social protection to the rural population in lower-income countries is a global priority, with both workfare and welfare playing significant roles.

Evidence suggests that social protection is likely to experience further expansion in the future, becoming a response to income inequality and social inequities as well as to poverty and vulnerability.

In the last decades the transformation experiencedby the Chilean population has seen an acceleration.

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