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BE
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BEL
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Europe
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Kingdom of Belgium

Highlighting the positive impact of EU actions in the health sector in the Central African Republic (CAR), speakers will engage in a lively debate around user fees and the provision of health services in post-crisis CAR and other countries. A link with the development and implementation of Performance-Based Financing in fragile contexts will also be established.

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The global poverty rate fell from 36% in 1990 to 10% in 2015, or by a billion people. At the same time, inequality rose across the world, particularly in China and India, which have driven the decline in global poverty. Social protection is playing an increasingly important role in reducing poverty thanks to higher coverage, better programmes and greater financing.

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The use of local enumerators and researchers to gather qualitative and quantitative evidence in hard-to-reach areas require the adoption of robust methodologies, accurate planning, flexibility, monitoring skills and the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. The two speakers will discuss lessons from their multi-annual experience in leading multi-cultural evaluation teams in conflict and violence-affected zones.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: March 22

As a response to the call from our citizens to enhance the social dimension of the Union, on 17 November 2017 during the Social Summit in Gothenburg Sweden, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission jointly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights. One year after the adoption of the proclamation, the CoR wishes to give new impetus to its implementation.

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La Comisión Europea (CE) anunció este jueves la concesión de un nuevo paquete de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia y desarrollo de 35,1 millones de euros para ayudar al pueblo venezolano, así como a los países vecinos afectados por la crisis socioeconómica de ese país.

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The role of social protection in responding to emergencies has rapidly grown over the last few years, with increasingly innovative and adaptive responses to large-scale emergencies. At the same time, there has also been increased attention to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment in social protection policy and programming, as well as in emergency response programming.

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The priority theme of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2019 is ‘Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls’. What does this mean? How can social protection systems promote gender equality and empower women? This workshop hosted by Finland gives an opportunity to discuss these questions with UN Women which is leading on the substantive work and preparations for CSW63 which takes place on 11-22 March 2019.

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Objective

This training will focus on different financial instruments intended for persons with disabilities, their implementation and monitoring in line with the UNCRPD. 
 

Key topics

  • EU financial instruments
  • EU funds
  • State aid
  • Accessible public procurement
  • Disability assessment
  • Solutions to barriers in accessibility

Who should attend?

English

Among the main functions of general government expenditure in the European Union (EU), ‘social protection’ was by far the largest in 2016, equivalent to 19.1% of GDP. The next most important areas were ‘health’ (7.1%), ‘general public services’ such as external affairs and public debt transactions (6.0%), ‘education’ (4.7%) and ‘economic affairs’ (4.0%). ‘Public order and safety’ (1.7%), ‘defence’ (1.3%), ‘recreation, culture and religion’ (1.0%), ‘environmental protection’ (0.7%) and ‘housing and community amenities’ (0.6%) had more limited weights.

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