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Human Development Report 2016 — Human Development for Everyone

Resources - Year: 2016

The 2016 Human Development Report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone — now and in the future. It starts with an account of the achievements, challenges and hopes for human progress, envisioning where humanity wants to go. Its vision draws from and builds on the...

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Report on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (A/HRC/34/57), submitted by the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky

Resources - Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky / Year: 2016

The present report is submitted by the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt on the enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/16. The report focuses on labour rights in the context of economic...

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Social Protection for Sustainable Development: Dialogues between Africa and Brazil

Resources - Author: Alessandra Casazza, Almudena Fernandez, Armando Barrientos, Awa Wade Sow, Bianca Suyama, Ibrahima Dia, Iván Guillermo González de Alba, Jorge Abrahão de Castro, Laura Hildebrandt, Laura Jungman, Layla Saad, Leisa Perch, Luciana Jaccoud, Luis Rodriguez, Maria Luiza Amaral Rizzotti, Mariana Santarelli, Mariana Stirbu, Renata Nowak-Garmer, Rômulo Paes-Sousa, Safiétou Ba Diop / Year: 2016

Making sustainable development a reality by 2030 will require a substantial transformation to be made to development practices. The significant increase in the number and quality of social protection systems throughout the Global South brings renewed hope and enthusiasm. In Africa, 48 countries have established flagship programmes, with more...

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The Role of Social Protection Programmes in Supporting Education in Conflict-Affected Situations

Resources - Author: Rebecca Holmes / Year: 2010

This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. Drawing on existing literature, the paper looks at the impact, design and implementation issues of social protection programme experience in conflict, protracted crisis and post-conflict contexts, including in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of...

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Multidimensional progress: well-being beyond income

Resources - Author: George Gray Molina / Year: 2016

The report focuses on the increasingly pressing challenges facing the region. In times of global economic fragility, eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities in all their dimensions require a twofold strategy: protecting the achievements of the last decade  to prevent millions from falling back into poverty while promoting comprehensive policies...

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Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Resources - Author: Dunja Krause, Ilcheong Yi, Katja Hujo, Pascal van Griethuysen, Peter Utting / Year: 2016

World leaders have committed to transform our world and to leave no one behind in the quest for sustainable development. What needs to happen now to enable the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to deliver on its transformative promise? Which policies and practices will lead to social, economic and...

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Africa Regional Report on the Sustainable Development Goals

Resources - Year: 2015

This report presents Africa’s sustainable development priorities and goals, prepared under the framework of the Africa post-2015 consultations, and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) follow-up processes. It is based on information gathered through consultations undertaken in the five subregions of Africa and from an extensive literature...

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Beyond Addis: Financing social protection in the 2030 Agenda

Expert commentaries - Date: 19 September 2016 / Author: Markus Kaltenborn

 In 2015, both the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit resulted in a renewed global commitment to development and poverty eradication. Following the Summit, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and the Sustainable Development...

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Social Protection in Protracted Crises, Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts

Resources - Year: 2016

FAO recognizes that scaling-up cash-based programming and risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection systems is a strategic priority in particular to improve food security and nutrition and protect households’ assets as well as increase income of the most vulnerable population. Over the past 15 years, there has been a rapid...

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Global Social Protection: New impetus from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Resources - Author: Markus Kaltenborn / Year: 2015

The issue of social protection has undergone something of a renaissance in the development policy debate in recent years and has lately become a particular focus of interest for several international organizations, first and foremost the International Labour Organization with its Social Protection Floor Initiative. What’s more, promoting social...

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The Forthcoming Adjustment Shock

Resources - Year: 2015

This policy brief is based on the working paper The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries.  Read the working paper...

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The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries (Extension of Social Security Series)

Resources - Author: Isabel Ortiz, Jeronim Capaldo, Kalaivani Karunanethy, Matthew Cummins / Year: 2015

This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main adjustment measures considered by governments in both high-income and developing countries; (iii) applies the United Nations Global Policy Model...

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Can Emergency Cash Transfers ‘Piggyback’ on Existing Social Protection Programmes?

Resources - Author: Paul Harvey, Rachel Slater, Sarah Bailey / Year: 2015

This background note focuses on the current discussion among actors in the humanitarian and social protection sectors regarding the use of existing social protection programmes to provide an emergency response. It outlines the overlaps between social protection and humanitarian responses, considers a range of recent examples from low- and...

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Social transfers and poverty in middle- and high- income countries – A global perspective

Resources - Author: Joakim Palme, Kenneth Nelson, Tommy Ferrarini / Year: 2015

This study investigates an old question that has re-emerged in social policy making and in analyses of global social development: to what extent does targeting and size of social transfers matter for poverty? Using multilevel logistic regression and Cross- National Data Center in Luxembourg (LIS) income data for 40...

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