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Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools

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In celebration of its 6 month anniversary, socialprotection.org will present the Webinar “Towards universal social protection: Latin American pathways and policy tools”. The webinar, taking place on March 10th at 11am (UTC-3, Santiago) will explore the content of the book by the same title, published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

How Did Mongolia Create the First Universal Child Grant in the Developing World?

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The country’s experience will be the theme of the third webinar of the Child Allowance Webinar Series on October 27, organized by the IPC-IG, Unicef and Development Pathways, and hosted by socialprotection.org.  We invite you to register for the webinar. Located between Russia and China, Mongolia has a territory of nearly 1.6 million square kilometers, […]

Presenting socialprotection.org’s Child Allowance Webinar Series

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On 14th August 2015, the Child Allowance Webinar Series will commence with a webinar dedicated to South Africa’s Child Support Grant. The webinar is supported by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (the IPC-IG/UNDP) and UNICEF and hosted by socialprotection.org. The purpose of the Child Allowance Webinar Series is to present a variety of child allowance experiences including that of South Africa […]

The IPC-IG hosts the Launch of the UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015

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The Seminar held in Brasilia discussed Perspectives for Cooperation and Inclusive Growth for Asia and Brazil Brasilia, May 15th 2015 – The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) hosted on May 14th the Seminar “Asia-Brazil: Perspectives for Cooperation and Inclusion”, which marked the official launch of the United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia […]

Inclusive growth required to achieve sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, says UN

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ESCAP’s flagship report introduces innovative inclusiveness index for region’s economies Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to fare well in comparison to the rest of the world, but structural weaknesses constrain growth prospects, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its latest […]

Social Cash Transfers in Africa: Scaling-up and Innovating

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This new series of publications captures the recent developments in social protection programmes in Africa Brasília, 16 April, 2015 – What does wearable technology have to do with social cash transfer programmes in a poor, remote area of an African country? A lot, indeed. An innovative payment system implemented in Ethiopia sees government agents using […]

The Jan/Feb Inclusive Growth Bulletin is out

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The January/February 2015 issue launches new One Pagers on Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Productive Impacts of Cash Transfers series, as well as new publications on the effectiveness of Public Work Programmes in Namibia, on recommendations to the debate surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and translated versions of a One Pager […]

Understand Yemen’s achievements and challenges in social development

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The IPC-IG launches reports and website dedicated to the Yemen National Social Protection Monitoring Survey (NSPMS) Brasilia, February 13th 2015 – The NSPMS is a household longitudinal survey covering the period of October 2012 to September 2013. Last December 2014, the Final Report and the Executive Summary were launched. Following-up on the publication of new evidence and indicators from a […]

The UN, Brazil and DFID Join Forces to Promote Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Project Will Develop Capacities and Promote Learning Exchanges between Brazil and African Nations in the Field of Women’s Empowerment and Social Protection Brasilia, February 12, 2015 – The UNDP Resident Representative and UN coordinator in Brazil, Jorge Chediek, and the Head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Brazil, Indranil Chakrabarti, signed on February […]

Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth: Day 3

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The three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth took place from 15th to 17th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, organized by the Poverty Eradication Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support from UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI). The conference was […]

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