Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities


By World Bank
  The World Bank Group's State of Social Safety Nets 2015 Report was officially launched to the media and public last week week. The complete web package is now available on... read more
Author: Alexandra N. Barrantes, Chief Section, Equity Promotion Section, Department of Social Inclusion, OAS The OAS has a leading role as a regional organization in... read more
Presidente of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos mentioned in his speech a series of south-south cooperation activities on MPI, among which he identfied a joint OAS/DPS/OPHI... read more
The OAS Department of Social Inclusion and the Executive Secretary for Integral Development met with Minister Héctor Ramón Cárdenas from the Secretaría de Acción Social (SAS... read more
The purpose of this publication is to contribute to discussions on the progress and challenges facing the economic, social, and cultural rights agenda in the region by... read more
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Post-2015 Agenda: UN Open consultation on the global indicator framework
Aug 20, 2015
What do we know (and what not) about safety nets in urban areas?
Aug 11, 2015
Cities are magnets of opportunity: they offer better standards of living than rural areas, and will soon house 75% of the global economy. But when demand for housing, jobs,...
Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth
Aug 10, 2015
As the global financial crisis peaked in 2008, some countries, notably in Europe, introduced legislative changes that reduced the level of protection for workers. Against the...
How best to measure child poverty?
Aug 06, 2015
In July, the British government announced a change in the target for child poverty in the UK, moving away from a measure based on income to focusing on the “root causes” of...
Results of the Addis Ababa Conference on Financing for Development
Jul 31, 2015
Broad support for policies and actions that will generate resources in support of the implementation of a new sustainable development agenda emerged from the United Nations...
The importance of using a rights-based approach to achieving social...
Jul 30, 2015
Isabel Ortiz, director of ILO’s Social Protection Department, explains the importance of using a rights-based approach to achieving social protection for all in this second...
How many people were left behind by unequal growth during the MDG period?
Jul 30, 2015
Worsening inequality is a key challenge of our time. Evidence from Oxfam illustrates that next year, if current trends continue, the richest 1% of humanity will own half of...
From Protection to Production (PtoP) Exploring the linkages and...
Jul 30, 2015
The From Protection to Production (PtoP) project is a multi-country impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is a collaborative effort between...
Why social protection holds the key to fighting hunger
Jul 29, 2015
What happens when money is given directly to people living in dire conditions? Will children be better nourished? Will families be more productive or will they become...
The Road to Comprehensive Social Protection for Children in Latin America
Jul 29, 2015
The implementation or expansion of financial support for families with children in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay represented an important step forward in the field of...
Anti-Poverty Schemes Instead of Social Protection
Jul 24, 2015
This paper examines the extent to which poverty reduction schemes and targeting replaced the incomplete framework of social protection and universality in Latin America over...
The Definition, Relevance and Challenges of Universalism in Latin America
Jul 24, 2015
Should Policy Aim at Having All People on the Same Boat? In recent years, attention to universal social policy has intensified in Latin America and other parts of the...
Establishing Comprehensive National Old Age Pension Systems
Jul 23, 2015
The world is ageing rapidly. Older people currently comprise 12.2% of the world’s population, with 67% living in developing countries.1 By 2050, the proportion globally will...
Brookings Blog: Latin American views on Social Mobility (Part 2)
Jul 23, 2015
Low-income Latin Americans hold more positive views about the role of hard work and the presence of equal opportunity than the U.S. poor. In yesterday’s blog we showed how...
Lack of data makes it harder to fix real poverty
Jul 22, 2015
Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. That’s why the UN should push countries to gather and share data. In September 2000, all United Nations member states...