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Social protection programs have been growing in number, type, and volume in developing countries over the last decade. The growing evidence points to potential improvements in their design and implementation. 

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LAST MONTH THE World Bank published new global poverty estimates. They confirm that the last 25 years represent an auspicious moment in the annals of human progress. A target to cut the rate of extreme poverty in half over this period was achieved seven years ahead of schedule.

The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy

Join IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno, and the editors of the book, Norbert Schady and Samuel Berlinski, at the Washington DC launch of this year’s edition of Development in the Americas (DIA): The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy.
This year’s DIA focuses on the well-being of children from conception to 8 years of age and makes a strong case for public intervention in improving child outcomes.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:30

The post­2015 development agenda is being shaped as we speak.

Inequality, which at its most extreme leads to social exclusion, has been the target of a special focus by the Organization of the American States. Addressing this issue encompasses all the key pillars of our work: integral development, democracy, human rights and public security.

Towards Young Children Thriving: Addressing the Intersectoral Challenges to Child Development

For children born into poverty, early childhood interventions hold the promise of overcoming social disadvantages and breaking the cycle of poverty between generations. Join President Kim and a panel of experts LIVE at 11:30 AM EST on Monday, November 2, to explore ways for the World Bank to more fully engage to meet the needs of young children and their families. As we work to meet the Sustainable Development Goals related to child well-being and gender equality, now is the moment to find ways we can help these children move beyond surviving to thriving.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:30 to 13:00

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.


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