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ASAP Brazil and Mackenzie University Law School will host the II ASAP-Brazil International Conference on Poverty and Hunger and are accepting abstract submissions.

The drafts issues paper, published by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), explains the ongoing evaluation of the IEO on how social protection is addressed in IMF's main businesses.

XI Edition: International Seminar on Social Policies for Development

The Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil is pleased to invite government representatives interested in learning more about the Brazilian social development policies to participate in the XI International Seminar Social Policies for Development, which will be held in Brasília, Brazil, from May 10th to 13th, 2016. The event is supported by the Centre of Excellence against Hunger of the World Food Programme, the Initiative World without Poverty (WWP), the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30 to Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:30

Lawful racial segregation has ended sixty years ago, but racial and socioeconomic division still remains in the education sector, and even worsening.

What could be the possible causes behind deepening inequality?

As the world's economy is growing, so is inequality. Emerging economies, such as China and India, have been able to substantially reduce their poverty levels and their economic gap with other countries.

Event: Trajectories of Inequality in Brazil

The challenges Brazil faces nowadays, in particular the ongoing crisis of governance and a deep economic recession, raise important questions about the country’ s capacity to preserve impressive gains it made in recent decades to reduce historically high levels of social, economic,  and political inequalies. This is the context of a daylong seminar the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center will convene on February 16, in partnership with the University of São Paulo Centro de Estudos da Metrópole and the São Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP).

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:00

The State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality

On February 1st, the CPI will host its 3rd annual State of the Union conference. In the 2016 report, we assess how the U.S. stacks up against peer countries on such key indicators as poverty, labor market performance, health inequality, income inequality, wealth inequality, spatial segregation, educational inequality, social mobility, and safety net performance. 

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:15


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