Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities


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The social protection regime in Argentina has undergone changes over the past two decades.

Over the past three decades, the Ecuadorian social protection system has been characterised by universal interventions in the education and health care sectors, along with the implementation of specific social welfare programmes targeted at the poorest populations, such as the Bono de Desarrollo

Progress towards gender equality and the fulfillment of the role given to the State in this task is the purpose behind the proposal for the collection matrix of public policies for gender equality produced by the Latin American and the Caribbean Centre for Gender Equality.

The purpose of this article is to address the issue of functional income distribution in Mexico, analyzing what happened in the last 30 years with the share of labor in national income, and comparing this situation with other countries.

Public social security pensions are essential tools for ensuring income security for women and men as they grow older. This income, along with access to quality health services, is necessary for the dignity and well-being of older persons, and imperative to realize their rights.

This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pension systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social security, in 178 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g.

Promoting social protection has been recognized as crucial in efforts to achieve inclusive growth and development.

This report is the result of discussions that took place in the Inter-Regional Seminar held in Lima, Peru, on 26 and 27 August 2013.

From Ghana to Germany, Italy to Indonesia, the gap between rich and poor is widening. In 2013, seven out of 10 people lived in countries where economic inequality was worse than 30 years ago, and in 2014 Oxfam calculated that just 85 people owned as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity.

It is no news that education is an important step to ensure openness to better opportunities for personal and social development. In this regard, there is significant progress particularly in Latin American and Caribbean countries in terms of gender parity, coverage and educational expansion.


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