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In the present report, the Special Rapporteur, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, provides a study focusing on disability-inclusive social protection as a prerequisite for the universalization of social protection.

There is strong evidence that social protection contributes to sustainable and resilient economic growth by raising labour productivity and enhancing social cohesion.

This paper provides empirical evidence on the causal effects that upgrading slum dwellings has on the living conditions of the extremely poor. In particular, we study the impact of providing better houses in situ to slum dwellers in El Salvador, Mexico and Uruguay.

Welcome to the thirty third issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter.

Our experience has taught us that several building blocks are needed, and that asystematic and sequenced approach is the best way to go about doing this.

In 2009 Argentina implemented the Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection (AUH, Asignación Universal por Hijo para Protección Social), a cash transfer programme for households with children.

Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) is pleased to announce the third round of the short course ‘Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence’. This 4-day course focuses on getting you up to speed with current knowledge, evidence and practice of social protection. It offers a unique opportunity for policy makers, practitioners and researchers to broaden their knowledge base and gain critical insight into the most recent thinking about social protection.


Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:15 to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 17:00

This study addresses the ageing of the Caribbean population and the situation with respect to the human
rights of older persons. It considers the implications for public policy of these ‘twin imperatives for action’.


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