Welcome to the October socialprotection.org newsletter!

The 17 October 2018 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year’s theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity”. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These celebrations highlight the duty of governments to work towards realising the rights and ensuring the dignity of poor and vulnerable citizens.

There is a fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human rights. Governments and citizens exist in a dynamic partnership in building an inclusive world where all people can enjoy their full human rights and lead lives with dignity. We believe social protection has a crucial role to play in this regard.

Social protection initiatives are dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of poor and vulnerable people. However, such initiatives face the greatest constraints in contexts with the greatest need, especially in terms of cultivating the fiscal space to generate the maximum impact. With this in mind, this month’s newsletter explores designing and implementing social protection policies and programmes that ensure a more inclusive world and the eradication of poverty. We hope you enjoy reading!

We are pleased to share our
2017-2018 socialprotection.org Annual Report!

Gain insight into the past year's achievements and content highlights. Thank you for your support, here's to the coming year and exciting future developments!

This month we share publications that address the opportunities and challenges of using social protection to eradicate poverty:

Report on the World Social Situation 2018 - Promoting inclusion through social protection (2018)

by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Inclusive social protection systems must guarantee access to a minimum set of tax-financed schemes. Carefully implemented universal schemes are better at reaching disadvantaged groups than targeted schemes.

Integrating financial capability into government cash transfer programs (2018)

by the
World Bank Group

This toolkit demonstrates the importance of government financial capability, while highlighting the benefits of social cash transfers, and provides guidance on how to integrate financial education into government led cash transfer programs.

Local Economic Impacts and Cost-Benefit Ratios of Social Protection and Agricultural Interventions in Malawi (2018)

by the

The Government of Malawi seeks to enhance agricultural productivity and food security through targeted interventions. This study simulates a range of programme design options.
Understanding Child Multidimensional Poverty in Egypt (2018)


Read practical information on the design and implementation of child poverty policies and programmes in Egypt that aim to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development.

Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South (2018)

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Informal workers have a heightened need for specific public goods and services that cities directly control in order to become more productive and resilient.
Virtual Campus
Are you a Portuguese speaking social protection practitioner? Apply for this training opportunity:

The TRANSFORM initiative is establishing a network of Portuguese speaking Master Trainers who will deliver the TRANSFORM training. The training will take place in Mozambique between 26 November and 7 December 2018.  

Applicant requirements:
•    Being a social protection practitioner
•    Having experience in training and facilitation 
•    Fully fluency in Portuguese
•    Availability to participate in the training in Mozambique

Apply online by completing the application form.

The training is free and all costs of travel and accommodation will be covered for the selected candidates. 

Deadline to apply: October 20 2018

Register for this month's upcoming webinar:
11 October 2018

14:00 - 15:30 GMT

Check out the recordings of this past month's livestream events:

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Check out highlighted upcoming events!
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