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.
There is an increasing global recognition within governments and partners on the potential linkages between social protection and disaster risk management (DRM) in responding to and mitigating shocks.
There is an increasing global recognition within governments and partners on the potential linkages between social protection and disaster risk management (DRM) in responding to and mitigating shocks. The experience of Ecuador in the use of social protection in shock response is very rich and innovative and is paving the way to understanding better how to use these systems in emergency response. Ecuador was hit by an earthquake on 16 April 2016 with a magnitude of 7.8.
Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
With its continental proportions and low population density, Amazonia is home to more than 35 million people distributed across nine South American countries. The efforts of the various governments to deliver social assistance services to meet the needs of this population are confined by the specific characteristics of the Amazonian territory, such as the difficult access to the widely scattered and culturally diverse areas of Amazonia.
These and other challenges are addressed in this video, produced on the occasion of the 1st Pan-Amazonian Seminar on Social Protection.
The National Survey on the Homeless Population was a pioneering initiative in Brazil by mapping the socioeconomic profile of this group between 2007 and 2008. This publication details the challenges for the design of the research, which required the development of specific strategies and methodologies. The last part of the report highlights how the survey has contributed to the formulation of public policies adapted to the reality experienced by homeless people.