The constrained fiscal framework under which Jamaica has operated for an extended period of time is bearing fruit. There is a once-in-a-generation alignment of all the key macroeconomic indicators in the right direction, and with such economic gains come opportunities. The downward trajectory of the public debt as a share of GDP — projected to be 96 per cent at the end of FY 2018/19 — and the increased buoyancy of fiscal revenues have opened up fiscal space for government expenditure to be both growth-inducing and socially inclusive.

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On the occasion of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UNICEF and the GAGE consortium coordinated by ODI invite you to attend: Gender- and Adolescent-Responsive Social Protection: Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women

Location: Conference Room 1 (CR1), United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 (EST) / 15:00-16:15 (GMT) 

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LIVESTREAM

This event will be livestreamed and it is possible to watch the sessions through socialprotection.org. You can watch the livestream sessions here

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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme this year is “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies”.

 

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The General Assembly, recognizing the need to strengthen and further invigorate South-South cooperation, decided by resolution 71/244 of 2 February 2017, to convene a high-level United Nations conference on South-South cooperation on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among developing countries (TCDC).

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Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

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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Expanding fiscal space for social protection

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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