Inclusive Social Development

Organization(s): ESCWA
Regions: Arab States, Global South
Year: 2015
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The aim of this report is to provide these policy constituents with a comprehensive mapping and
analysis of the key issues which can be used to identify the most important social and economic issues that need to be addressed and act as a guide for the development of social inclusion and social justice in the Arab region. This evidence base and recommendations arising from the report will be used to facilitate the design of strategies and policies which may assist in enhancing the social inclusion and well-being of vulnerable groups within societies. As the report proposes, this requires cross-cutting policy action to reduce the social and economic difficulties that individuals face in the labour market, education systems and improving an individual’s ability to access good quality and affordable health care. There must be a move away from a sole focus on the market as a panacea for all social and economic problems. By addressing the core components and drivers of social inclusion and not just economic growth, governments and policy makers can be confident of creating more socially just and cohesive societies.

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