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This report highlights some findings in relation to employment, poverty and gender using data from the St Lucia Survey of Living Conditions. 

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Uruguay stands out in Latin America and the Caribbean for the significant and early progress it achieved in terms of social protection.

Continuing high rates of unemployment worldwide and chronic vulnerable employment in many emerging and developing economies are still deeply affecting the world of work, warns a new ILO report. 

This report examines the situation of children living in poverty in countries around the world. It looks at the drivers that underpin child poverty, and why it persists, in a wide range of different circumstances.

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, provides a study focusing on disability-inclusive social protection as a prerequisite for the universalization of social protection.

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A called for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015.

The IPA Report presents examples of evidence impacting local policy decisions, significant attention in both the mainstream U.S. media and local outlets in developing countries, and important results from studies in every major program area.

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Targeting social programs can improve effectiveness of poverty alleviation policies. Allocating benefits to the poor and vulnerable can help reduce chronic poverty, ensure uninterrupted access to social services, and address social exclusion and disparities.

As the global financial crisis peaked in 2008, some countries, notably in Europe, introduced legislative changes that reduced the level of protection for workers.


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