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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’.

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. 

To watch the talk given by Berk Ozler follow the link: 

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.


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