Webinar presentation from 12 October 2017, describing in detail the design features of Mexico’s flagship social protection programme, PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program. The webinar will focus on its external evaluation mechanism, which is carried out by an autonomous agency in charge of the nation’s social policy evaluation. The programme is under the direction of the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) and implemented by the PROSPERA National Coordination.
While developing the overall framework that will guide WFP’s work on social protection in the region, the regional Social Protection and Gender teams decided to join forces and dedicate specific attention to WFP’s role in supporting Gender-Sensitive Social Protection, a crosscutting topic of renewed relevance for Zero Hunger, both globally and in the LAC region.
The second Berlin Global Learning Forum, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Global Practice Group on Social Protection, Labor and Jobs of the World Bank Group, took place from 28 – 30 September 2016. The forum’s objective is to encourage global knowledge sharing by means of peer-to-peer learning among social protection practitioners.
Latin American and Caribbean region is facing a complex set of economic and social circumstances that threaten the conditions needed for further progress towards the goal of eradicating all forms of poverty and ensuring that no one is left behind, as required by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These temporary challenges are compounded by structural problems, such as low productivity, high levels of inequality, social exclusion and a failure to care for the environment.
The central theme of this edition of Social Panorama of Latin America is social inequality, seen as a fundamental challenge and obstacle to sustainable development. Some of the axes and aspects of social inequality are addressed, drawing attention to how they intersect with and reinforce one another.