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Graduation Workshop and Field Visit

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Trickle Up and Fundación Capital, in partnership with PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, and with the support of the Ford Foundation and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), are jointly convening an invitation-only Graduation Field Visit and Workshop on June 13-14, 2017 to share the progress of the Mexican Graduation Pilot and exchange lessons learnt and future plans related to the adaptation of the Graduation model to public policy in Latin America.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:00

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In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducing poverty and improving the health, education, and living conditions of hundreds of millions of people.

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Although unemployment rate has decreased in some developed economies, the new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook - shows that the global job crisis is yet to be resolved, especially in emerging economies.

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