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Launch of the joint publication: Toward Universal Health Coverage and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean

This event is being hosted by Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO/WHO Director, during the 156th Session of the Executive Committee meeting. Dr. Tim Evans, Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice, World Bank, will deliver the opening remarks. The event will showcase the unique experience of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries as they move towards Universal Health Coverage.

Special invitees:

Dr. Francisco Becerra, Assistant Director, PAHO/WHO

Dr. James Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO

Date/Time:
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:30

Social protection, taxation and inequality

The expansion of social protection in low- and middle-income countries (LICs and MICs) over the last two decades has been accompanied by a growing number of studies of the (often positive) distributional impact of social protection spending. However, when social spending is considered independently of taxes, it provides at best a partial picture of the poverty and inequality impact of fiscal policy. In addition to determining the net distributional impact of fiscal policy, taxation also matters to social protection financing and its sustainability.

Date/Time:
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 13:30

Health Equity and the post-2015 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

An ever-increasing attention to embrace health equity concerns into the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 global health agenda within the framework of the sustainable development goals is gaining momentum. At the same time, there is an equally growing demand from Member States and other stakeholders for developing and strengthening institutional capacities to effectively and systematically monitor health inequality in the path toward universal and equitable health systems.

Date/Time:
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 08:00 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 13:00

This newsletter is about the latest information on social protection, social policy, sustainable development and other information related to social inclusion.

Welcome to the latest Inclusive Growth Bulletin covering South-South Learning on innovative poverty reduction strategies.

The rapid ascendancy of social protection up the development policy agenda in the past ten to 15 years raises questions about whether its current prominence will be sustained, or whether it will turn out to be just another development fad that declines and ultimately disappears.

There is a consensus among poverty experts that over the past 50 years there has been some improvement in the condition of the poor.

This study explores the question of structural change and inclusive development in South Africa and Brazil.

This paper explores the direct effect of an education expansion on the level of earnings inequality by carrying out microsimulations for most Latin American countries.

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