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)
This event will be livestreamed and it is possible to watch the sessions through socialprotection.org. You can watch the livestream sessions here.
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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Embedded in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package is a significant and counter-productive expansion of the welfare state. The bill would increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for childless workers, a welfare program that gives cash grants to low-income individuals. This policy would waste taxpayer funds because it’s poorly targeted and harmful to low-income communities.
Previous OECD reports have concluded that disability policy has changed substantially in many OECD countries in recent decades. Nevertheless, large employment gaps remain between people with a disability and those without. This paper builds on earlier OECD analysis and recent extensions to OECD’s tax-benefit model (http://oe.cd/TaxBEN) for selected countries. The paper aims to assess the adequacy of income support programmes for people with reduced work capacity and their related work incentives.
In its first days in office, the Biden administration has already moved to reverse many of the Trump administration’s immigration policies that created a climate of fear and insecurity for many immigrant families. The prior administration’s changes to the “public charge” rule intensified immigrant families’ reluctance to participate in public benefit programs and supports that address basic health, nutrition, and housing needs.
This seminar invites the public, development agencies, IFIs and national governments to reflect on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis to social spending, to discuss solutions to protect social spending and extend sustainable and inclusive financing during the recovery phase, and to identify practical ways to enhance collaboration among agencies in support of country governments.