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Universal social security can reduce poverty and inequality

Development Pathways has collaborated with Human Rights Watch on a new question-and-answer document, which offers clarity on the often misunderstood topic of universal social security. The new release also calls on governments and international lenders to create and support systems in accordance with their human rights obligations.

Amid intersecting conflicts, economic crises, and climate shocks, governments’ long-term investment in universal social security is more important than ever. The piece explains the basics of universal social security, how it can reduce and prevent poverty and inequality and protect human rights, including in times of crisis, and how governments can overcome impediments to providing it. Read More