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Report on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of State (A /HRC/34/57/Add.1), submitted by the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, on his mission to the institutions of the EU

Resources - Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky / Year: 2016

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert 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, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky,...

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El Financiamiento del Desarrollo en Bolivia: Cambios y Continuidades en la Relación Estado-Cooperación Internacional (2006–2013)

Resources - Author: Verónica Paz Arauco / Year: 2016

Este document analiza  los  cambios  en  la  relación  entre  el  estado  y  la  cooperación internacional  en  Bolivia  a  partir  de  2006.  La  hipótesis  de  inicio  sostiene  que Bolivia logró  una autonomía  económica  tal  con  la  bonanza  económica  registrada  desde  2006 que modificó  el marco de las  relaciones entre  el ...

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Rationalizing Social Protection Expenditure in Ghana

Resources - Author: Arthur van de Meerendonk, Christina Behrendt, Veronika Wodsak Kauffmann / Year: 2015

This report has been prepared in the context of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project that seeks to support Ghana to rationalize its social protection expenditure. The Report analyses expenditure in terms of its sustainability, robustness, efficiency and effectiveness in preventing or reducing poverty, social exclusion and ill health. It...

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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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Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures — World Cities Report 2015

Resources - Author: Anne Klen-Amin, Ben Arimah, Brian Roberts, Bruce Stiftel, Edgar Pieterse, Eduardo Moreno, Graham Tipple, Marco Kamiya, Michael Cohen, Patricia McCarney, Raymond Otieno Otieno, Richard Stren, Sai Balakrishnan, Sarah McCord Smith, Trevor Kanaley, Udo Mbeche-Smith, Vanesa Castán-Broto / Year: 2016

The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the...

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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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The Rights to Social Protection and Adequate Food: Human rights‐based frameworks for social protection in the context of realizing the right to food and the need for legal underpinnings

Resources - Author: Alejandro Morlachetti / Year: 2016

The right to adequate food lies at the heart of the mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That concept takes into consideration the availability, access and adequacy of food, and that individuals, alone or in community with others, may acquire food through their...

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BOLSA unFAMILIAr

Resources - Author: Karishma Huda, Stephen Kidd / Year: 2013

This short paper aims to answer this question by assessing the evidence on Brazil’s social security system. It will examine the beneficiary numbers, budgets, levels of benefits and, importantly, impacts and coverage of the main social security schemes in Brazil. This paper will reveal that the real hero driving...

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Social Protection Policy Papers (Paper 16) —Social Protection for Domestic Workers: Key policy trends and statistics

Resources - Author: Fabio Durán-Valverde, José Francisco Ortiz-Vindas / Year: 2016

This working paper: (i) provides an overview of the global situation of social security provisions for domestic workers in 163 countries; (ii) analyses trends, policies and gaps in terms of legal and effective social security coverage for domestic workers; (iii) describes and analyses the configuration of social security schemes...

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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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Report on extreme poverty and human rights (A /70/274), submitted by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston

Resources - Author: Philip Alston / Year: 2015

The present report begins with an analysis of the confusing approaches to human rights taken by the World Bank in its legal policy, public relations, policy analysis, operations and safeguards. The Special Rapporteur then seeks to explain why the Bank has historically been averse to acknowledging and taking account...

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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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Social Protection Topic Guide

Resources - Author: Evie Brown / Year: 2015

This guide provides an overview of social protection concepts, approaches, issues, debates and the evidence. It primarily focuses on longer-term developmental social protection, rather than humanitarian responses, and on low-income countries, drawing on other contexts where appropriate. The aim is to provide an overview of issues, a selection of...

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Realizing the Right to Social Security and the Right to Food (ESS Working Paper No. 51)

Resources - Author: Stephen Devereux / Year: 2015

This paper identifies conceptual synergies and dissonances between food security and income security. It considers the contribution of mainstream social protection instruments, such as cash transfers, to food security. The paper presents specific food security policies that would strengthen the ability of national social protection floors to address food...

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Stratégie Nationale de Protection Sociale

Resources - Year: 2013

Par l’adoption de cette Stratégie, le Gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire s’inscrit dans les grandes orientations adoptées au niveau international par les Nations Unies et au niveau régional par l’Union Africaine. En avril 2009, le Système des Nations Unies a proposé un « socle de protection sociale » comme une...

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