The federal government is adding cost-of-living increases to the Canada Child Benefit starting in July 2018, two years ahead of schedule, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré said in a press release Wednesday.

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As pointed out in the 2014 United Nations report A World that Counts, the emergence of new technologies over the past 20 years has led to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming societies.

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This paper explores the progress of the Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health and Nutrition (EVA) project implemented by Palladium in partnership with the Centre for Communications Programmes Pakistan. EVA aims to empower, organise and facilitate Pakistan’s citizens to hold the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to account for the delivery of quality reproductive, maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition services (RMNCH-N).

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Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba has said Government is committed to ensuring that every Ghanaian child of school going age is given free, quality education from kindergarten to the Senior High School level (SHS).

This, she said, was to give equal opportunities for all Ghanaians, and to also ensure that every child of school going age would go to school, stay in school and finish.

Ms Djaba was speaking at the 143/25 Years of SHS/4th Speech and Price Giving Day of Kinbu Secondary Technical High School (KSTHS) in Accra.

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A collaborative effort by UN Women and the World Bank aims to address the gender gap in poverty analysis. The results, presented by Senior Economist of the World Bank, Kinnon Scott, show that between the age of 20 and 34 years, women are more likely to be poor than men. The policy implications of the findings are clear—eradicating poverty will require greater attention to the vulnerabilities faced by women during specific periods of their lives. However, according to Magdalena Sepúlveda, former Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, "success or failure of social protection

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An open lecture by Lena Sommestad on the Swedish social welfare regime. The lecture will be held on Friday 15 December, 2017 at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. The event forms part of the Olof Palme Lecture Series.

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Gardaí and social workers should be placed in specialist child protection units and gaps in provision of out-of-hours emergency services should be removed, an Oireachtas report has concluded.

Other suggestions included in the Report on the Provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland are that the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) should be able to enforce recommendations made following inspections on such services, and that all foster carers should have access to social workers.

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This paper attempts to outline the development, functioning and financing of the health and social care system in Singapore. It focuses on long-term care services and the challenges it faces in meeting the needs of changing demographics. As such this paper reviews key areas of the health system including its financing, implementation and overall policy direction as well as exploring some of the critical agencies involved in providing care for older persons. Further, it highlights the need for Singapore to establish a more holistic long-term care system.

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Young people constitute a large proportion of – and a particularly vulnerable segment of – Africa’s population. ‘Youth’ constitutes a critical stage in the life course, marked by decreasing household and familial support. Yet as we explore here in the context of Uganda and Tanzania, young Africans are poorly equipped for making the transition to work and financial independence. Consequently, they suffer disproportionately from Africa’s key social and economic development challenges.

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Understanding the risk factors relating to health and nutrition that arise in emergencies is essential if we are to reduce preventable illness and death. With this course, you’ll learn to identify which risks to health and nutrition increase in different types of emergencies. (This course is also available in FrenchSpanish and Arabic)

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