Recording of the webinar that continues the series on Shock Responsive Social Protection. Organised by the Oxford Policy Management, OPM and hosted by socialprotection.org, this session addressed how Latin American and Caribbean countries have been improving emergency preparedness an

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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. 

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Recording of the fourth webinar linking social protection and employment programmes, organised by the Social Protection for Employment Community (SPEC), on socialprotection.org.

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Social protection and the Changing Labour Market: Finding the Missing Links

The ‘ Social protection and the Changing Labour Market: Finding the Missing Links ’ webinar took place on 27 March 2018, and aimed to contribute to the debate on linking social protection to sustainable employment. The event was organised by Social Protection for Employment (SPEC) Online Community as part of the Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment Series , and supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and German Development Cooperation (the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit , GIZ). The event was moderated by Simone Cecchini (Senior Social Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), alongside presenter, Anna McCord (Research Associate, Overseas...Read more

Different unemployment insurance schemes exist to support displaced formal workers across countries, and their disbursement policies differ substantially. State-contingent transfers, such unemployment insurance (UI) programs, are schemes that transfer benefits periodically to displaced workers who remain non-employed. In contrast, some schemes transfer a benefit amount in a lump-sum fashion at layoff, such as severance pay programs (SPP) and most unemployment insurance savings accounts (UISA) programs.

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The conference aims to provide a space for discussion between academics and policy makers about the effect of tax-benefit systems on income redistribution in Ecuador and other Latin American countries.

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Measuring gender outcomes in social protection programmes: Why is it important? How best to do it?

The webinar, titled Measuring gender outcomes in social protection programmes: Why is it important? How best to do it?, took place on 22 March 2018. The event was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO ) and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) . The event highlighted how social protection programmes increasingly mainstream gender components in their design, however very few monitor and assess gender-related outcomes. With this gap in mind, it was discussed how gender results, including women’s empowerment, can be measured in social protection programmes. The event brought together three experts: Elena Bardasi (Senior Economist, Independent Evaluation Group, the World Bank), Susana Martinez-Restrepo (...Read more

This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.

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The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017  takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment. Global GDP growth hit a six-year low in 2016, at 3.1 per cent, well below the rate projected in the previous year.

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Population Council

The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. Our work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. We help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. And we empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives.

We conduct research and programs in more than 50 countries. Our New York headquarters supports a global network of offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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