El Salvador: Reduciendo la desigualdad a través de la protección social universal

Organization(s): ILO
Regions: Americas
Country: El Salvador
Year: 2015
Language: Spanish
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This Universal Social Protection Brief presents the Salvador’s experience on reducing the inequality across the universal social protection.  It includes the main lessons learned, information on the universal social protection system, the major breakthrough achievements, the impacts on people’s lives and the way forward.

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