The Hungarian government has put in place supportive, stable, targeted and flexible social and family policies to protect women's rights, said a Hungarian UN envoy here on Friday. Speaking at the on-going 63 Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-63), Katalin Bogyay, Hungary's permanent representative to the United Nations, said her country has doubled its budget for family policy in the past 8 years.

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The event was livestreamed through socialprotection.org and it is possible to watch the recorded sessions here.

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Innovations in social protection financing: Impact Bonds

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BLOG: In 1983, facing the pending depletion of the Social Security Trust Fund, Congress boosted the age at which future recipients would be eligible for full Security benefits. Those aged 45 at the time would see a two-month increase, to 65 years and 2 months, and each subsequent year of birth resulted in an additional 2 month increase. Those aged 29 to 40 would see a full year increase.

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This document reviews the impacts of Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs). Historical and recent evaluations are assessed and compared with the intention to identify tendencies of positive, negative or neutral impacts of this branch of social security programmes. 
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Weekly Social Protection Links: November 29

In recent years, the use of cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian action has increased dramatically. Cash Week 2019 will provide a space to reflect, learn, and look ahead, to ensure quality in our use of CVA at scale. Bringing together cash actors and specialists from relevant fields, this series of events is designed to share developments in programme quality, understand the current blockages, and agree together how we will build this learning into our planning for the future.

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BLOG: A new report by the OECD has laid bare the inadequacies of the pension system in Germany, highlighting how even those who work full-time throughout their lives receive significantly lower pension benefits than the OECD average. 

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