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The Social Protection Outlook published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) introduces various publications, news from around the world, work carried out by ILO and other information on social protection issues.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released yesterday the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, in which a comparative analysis of the situations in Latin America and the Caribbean is presented.

Rigorous evaluations that produce ‘hard’ evidence have been important for the spread of social protection programs. They have played a role in the shift towards evidence-based development policy in developing countries.

3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes. To read about the latest news and publications of 3ie visit:

Health equity concerns the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health.

Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course

To facilitate increased awareness, the World Bank Group is launching a Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on November 16. The objective is to familiarize more people with the new development agenda, the critical role of the private sector and the use of finance, including innovative solutions, to fund the SDGs and meet the Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 13:45 to Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 13:45

Increasingly economists are being called on to assess not only the national implications of global trade and environmental policies, but also the subnational consequences, including the impacts on low income and food insecure households.

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30

Governments and donors as part of their commitment to achieve Education for All by 2015 have pledged to get children into school, provide them with quality education and respond to their learning needs.


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