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By D. Burns, C. Gorman
Tackling extreme poverty and marginalisation alongside rising and intersecting inequalities must be a priority for the post-2015 agenda. As country representatives at the... read more
By Ursula Giedion, Ricardo Bitrán, Ignez Tristao
Sourse: Inter-American Development Bank “No country, no matter how rich, is able to provide its entire population with every technology or intervention that may improve... read more
June 3, 2014 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa... read more
Source: ILO   Since 2010 many countries' governments have reduced investment in social protection measures just when they are needed most, says Isabel Ortiz, Director of the... read more
By José Miguel Insulza
The decision of the government of Paraguay to dedicate the 2014 OAS General Assembly to issues of development and social inclusion comes at an opportune moment. Recent... read more
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The Future of Indigenous Populations Trapped in Old Political Concepts
Aug 01, 2014
Source: Humanum Blog How are public policies for indigenous populations formulated? What are the paradigms that substantiate the content? What are the prevalent values and...
Monetary Transfers for Children and Adolescents in Argentina:...
Aug 01, 2014
Source: UNDP In 2009 Argentina established a new programme of transfers for children and adolescents, Asignación Universal por Hijo (Universal Child Allowance – AUH), that...
Central America’s Apology Tour
Aug 01, 2014
Source: Politico Magazine As the U.S. Congress decides what to do about President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request to deal with the recent influx of unaccompanied...
Latin America in a Changing World
Aug 01, 2014
Source: Inter-American Dialogue As government agencies, policy and research centers, corporations, and banks across the world focus increasing attention on long-term global...
Redistribution, Inequality and Growth
Jul 31, 2014
Source: IMF This paper is the first to take advantage of a recently compiled cross-country dataset that distinguishes market (before taxes and transfers) inequality from net...
Latin America's Voice in the Designing of Sustainable Development...
Jul 31, 2014
Source: Post-2015 Agenda While the nations of the world get together to debate the new sustainable development goals, the new development agenda for the next 15 year, many...
The Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood
Jul 31, 2014
Source: Blog Humanum Children who are born poor live in unhealthy conditions, receive little mental stimulation or protection, and have poor nutrition in the first years of...
GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine
Jul 31, 2014
Source: Reuters (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for...
Food Security for Global Security
Jul 30, 2014
Source: Devex One needs to look no further than the headlines to see what an insecure world we live in. Stories from Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Somalia, Nigeria and Ukraine leave the...
Efficiency in Social Protection Programs
Jul 30, 2014
Source: El País Traditionally it was believed that social protection was a luxury that could only be afforded by wealthy nations. Poor- and middle-income countries couldn’t (...
The Multidimensional Poverty Index: How are Latin America and the...
Jul 30, 2014
Source: OPHI The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an acute poverty index that covers more than 100 developing countries. The MPI includes three dimensions –...
The Evolution of the Middle Class in Latin America
Jul 30, 2014
Source: UNDP Abstract: Latin American countries have always been characterised by relatively high levels of income inequality, even taking into account their degree of...
Social Values, Employment and Human Development: Beyond Economic...
Jul 29, 2014
Source: Humanum Blog After years of being ignored, the topic of employment is back at the forefront of the international development agenda due to the financial crisis and...
The Impact of Bolsa Familia on Women’s Decision-Making Power
Jul 29, 2014
Source: IPC In many conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes worldwide— including Brazil’s Bolsa Família—cash transfers are preferentially made to women. This feature was...
Vulnerability of Social Institutions
Jul 29, 2014
Source: OECD Social institutions face many challenges. The recent economic crisis has provided a stress test as it has left a legacy of high unemployment and high government...

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