Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Paraguay

Since its transition to democracy at the beginning of the 1990s, Paraguay  has made considerable progress in confronting poverty and social inequality.  The fact that poverty has become a major issue on the public agenda since then has furthered the development of social protection and promotion  programmes. The implementation of social policies has focused not only on education, health and pensions, but also on youth, employment protection  and housing, showing a new approach to poverty and vulnerability