This document analyses the evolution of the population coverage and investment of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes, which are poverty reduction initiatives, in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 20 years. The analysis is based on up-to-date, detailed information from the database on non-contributory social protection programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is administered by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and available to the public via the Internet.
El encuentro busca promover el empoderamiento de mujeres lideresas indígenas mediante la generación de espacios de trabajo, debate e intercambio de experiencias con lideresas indígenas nacionales e internacionales. El objetivo de la convocatoria es promover el empoderamiento de mujeres lideresas indígenas mediante la generación de espacios de trabajo, debate e intercambio de experiencias con lideresas indígenas nacionales e internacionales en diversos temas prioritarios.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in partnership with the Government of Jamaica, is organizing a high-level conference on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica. The conference is entitled "Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean" and will focus on the unique issues the Caribbean region is facing and the opportunities that can be found within to cope with the changing global landscape.
Participatory Action Research (PAR) engages people in communities as agents of change. Traditionally, development project ‘beneficiaries’ have rarely been included in researching issues, finding solutions, designing indicators or measuring change. PAR provides a way of changing this, offering an inclusive community-driven approach to development. It is also an effective way of building participatory learning into organisations supporting development and social change.
In 2015, global leaders committed to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Yet this Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4) cannot be achieved without greater accountability for all those involved – governments, schools, teachers, parents, students, civil society, the international community and the private sector.
This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods.
A study covering 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing a comprehensive picture of regional trends and characteristics of school meals programmes, with a nutrition-sensitive focus.