October 2018: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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!
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.
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.
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.
• Being a social protection practitioner
• Having experience in training and facilitation
• Fully fluency in Portuguese
• Availability to participate in the training in Mozambique