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Joint statement: Towards inclusive social protection systems supporting the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities

Resources - Author: IDA, ILO, UNICEF / Year: 2019

This joint statement reflects our shared commitment to inclusive social protection systems for persons with disabilities. The statement emerged from meetings and discussions between international partners working on the issues of disability and social protection. These meetings also contributed to the first report of the United Nations (UN) Special...

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Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development: General Survey concerning the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The ILO’s General Survey 2019 , compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR). The Survey (published under the title Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development) focuses on the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which calls for...

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Beyond a Production- and Productivity-Centred View on Technological Progress

Expert commentaries - Date: 28 March 2019 / Author: Ilcheong Yi

Technology is an important means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, SDG Targets 17.6,1 17.72 and 17.83 highlight the importance of transferring and diffusing technology and skills from developed to developing countries. The research, development, deployment and widespread distribution...

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Why Human Rights-Based Social Protection is Needed in Climate Change Responses: A Just Transition

Expert commentaries - Date: 21 March 2019 / Author: Dunja Krause

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, is a powerful reminder of the need for rapid climate action a transition towards low-carbon development to prevent catastrophic climate change. As each new assessment of climate change’s impacts and risks reveals more alarming information than the...

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Perspectives on tax reform in Brazil

Resources - Author: Marc Morgan / Year: 2019

There is no question that the salience of tax reform in Brazil is high. It has become common to point out the country’s low quality of public services and high level of taxes, at least from the view of the country’s “middle class” and poorer income groups. In this...

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Building Shock-Responsive National Social Protection Systems in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Resources - Author: Raquel Tebaldi / Year: 2019

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is confronted by significant challenges resulting from multiple shocks and complex emergencies: countries in the region face various risks in terms of natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods and drought; violent conflicts, such as in Syria, pose unprecedented challenges related to the...

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International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Resources - Year: 2019

Drug control intersects with much of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Member State pledge to leave no one behind. In line with the 2030 Agenda, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots, the International Guidelines on...

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Gender and age-responsive social protection: The potential of cash transfers to advance adolescent rights and capabilities

Resources - Author: Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Muriel Kahane, Nicola Jones / Year: 2019

Adolescence is recognized as a window of opportunity for offsetting childhood disadvantage and altering life trajectories. With more than one billion adolescents in the world, and many countries in the Global South experiencing a youth bulge, there is increasing urgency for national governments and donors to provide greater support,...

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Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific: Inventory of non-contributory programmes

Resources - Year: 2019

Social protection programmes are now widely recognised as key policy instruments for developing countries to combat poverty. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has explicitly recognised the importance of implementing “nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors” as an explicit target under Sustainable Development Goal...

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Realizing Children’s Right to Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa: a compendium of UNICEF’s contributions

Resources - Author: Edward Archibald / Year: 2019

This Compendium documents the broad range of UNICEF’s social protection interventions in MENA from 2014-2017. The Compendium illustrates how UNICEF has worked hand in hand with partner governments in both humanitarian and development settings and succeeded in reaching the most vulnerable children with social protection mechanisms. Thetimeframe selected represents UNICEF’s previous global Strategic Plan, which...

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Social Panorama of Latin America 2018

Resources - Year: 2019

El Panorama Social 2018 analiza temas cruciales para entender y actuar ante los desafíos estructurales que enfrentan los países de América Latina y el Caribe en la actual coyuntura económica y social, especialmente en el marco de las transformaciones en curso en los mercados de trabajo. Incluye nuevas revisiones...

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Public Good or Private Wealth? — Executive Summary

Resources - Author: Anam Parvez Butt, Anna Marriott, Didier Jacobs, Ellen Ehmke, Francesca Rhodes, Jaime Atienza, Julie Seghers, Man-Kwun Chan, Max Lawson, Rebecca Gowland / Year: 2019

Our economy is broken, with hundreds of millions of people living in extreme poverty while huge rewards go to those at the very top. The number of billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis and their fortunes grow by $2.5bn a day, yet the super-rich and corporations are paying...

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Public Good or Private Wealth?

Resources - Author: Anam Parvez Butt, Anna Marriott, Didier Jacobs, Ellen Ehmke, Francesca Rhodes, Jaime Atienza, Julie Seghers, Man-Kwun Chan, Max Lawson, Rebecca Gowland / Year: 2019

Our economy is broken, with hundreds of millions of people living in extreme poverty while huge rewards go to those at the very top. The number of billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis and their fortunes grow by $2.5bn a day, yet the super-rich and corporations are paying...

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Denied Work: An Audit On Job Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In South-East Asia

Resources - Author: Catriona Davis-McCabe, Chu Thanh Ha, Cianán Russell, Dorian Wilde, Joe Wong, Peeranee Suparak, Sam Winter / Year: 2018

This report looks into employment discrimination faced by transgender people while seeking employment in four countries in South-East Asia– Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The findings from this study provide direct evidence of discrimination against trans people in job hiring practices in the...

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How Secure Is Employment at Older Ages?

Resources - Author: Peter Gosselin, Richard W. Johnson / Year: 2018

Tracking older adults in the Health and Retirement Study from 1992 to 2016, we find that about one-half of full-time, full-year workers ages 51 to 54 experience an employer-related involuntary job separation after age 50 that substantially reduces earnings for years or leads to long-term unemployment. The steady earnings...

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The State of Social Enterprises in Sri Lanka

Resources - Year: 2018

This report presents the findings of a recent study on social enterprises in Sri Lanka. The study used a combination of desk research, interviews with expert stakeholders and a survey of social enterprises, which engaged representatives from a diverse range of industries and sectors across the country. For the...

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The State of Social Enterprise in Kenya

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In Kenya, where the youth unemployment rate is 25 per cent, 65 per cent of all social enterprises seek to create employment opportunities and the sector provides significant leadership opportunities for young people and women. Moreover, one in ten Kenyan social enterprise operates...

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