Discussions around the post-2015 development goals and the proposed ‘leave no-one behind’ principle have revived global interest in inequality and the role of social protection in promoting social inclusion. But is there too much emphasis on the potential of social protection alone to address broader goals of equity, social justice and empowerment? Can social protection tackle the wider structural drivers that perpetuate poverty and inequality?
Indian activist and actress, Nandita Das, draws from her experience primarily in India, to reflect on the barriers to and openings for advancing social inclusion and influencing minds and attitudes.
Nandita Das' creativity in using the arts to advance social inclusion is well recognized internationally. In this conversation, she will draw from her experience primarily in India, to reflect on the barriers to and openings for advancing social inclusion and influencing minds and attitudes.
The purpose of PROSPERA is the articulation and coordination of the institutional offer of social oriented programs and actions, including those related to production development, income generation, economic, financial and labor inclusion, education, food and health, aimed at the population in extreme poverty, under responsibilities schemes that enable families to improve their living conditions and ensure the enjoyment of their social rights and access to social development and equality.
Social inclusion is a central tenet in the World Bank Group's new Strategy, as it is in the post-MDG discussions. Yet the idea is notoriously many things to many people. A new World Bank Group report “Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity” is perhaps one of the most comprehensive contemporary reviews of social inclusion, grounded in both conceptual and empirical rigor. It puts boundaries around an abstract idea and provides a framework for those engaged in research, policy action, or in advocacy.