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By D. Burns, C. Gorman
Tackling extreme poverty and marginalisation alongside rising and intersecting inequalities must be a priority for the post-2015 agenda. As country representatives at the... read more
By Ursula Giedion, Ricardo Bitrán, Ignez Tristao
Sourse: Inter-American Development Bank “No country, no matter how rich, is able to provide its entire population with every technology or intervention that may improve... read more
June 3, 2014 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa... read more
Source: ILO   Since 2010 many countries' governments have reduced investment in social protection measures just when they are needed most, says Isabel Ortiz, Director of the... read more
By José Miguel Insulza
The decision of the government of Paraguay to dedicate the 2014 OAS General Assembly to issues of development and social inclusion comes at an opportune moment. Recent... read more
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Social Values, Employment and Human Development: Beyond Economic...
Jul 29, 2014
Source: Humanum Blog After years of being ignored, the topic of employment is back at the forefront of the international development agenda due to the financial crisis and...
The Impact of Bolsa Familia on Women’s Decision-Making Power
Jul 29, 2014
Source: IPC In many conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes worldwide— including Brazil’s Bolsa Família—cash transfers are preferentially made to women. This feature was...
Vulnerability of Social Institutions
Jul 29, 2014
Source: OECD Social institutions face many challenges. The recent economic crisis has provided a stress test as it has left a legacy of high unemployment and high government...
Proving and Improving the Impact of Development Partnerships
Jul 29, 2014
Source: Endeva The report identifies 12 good practices for increasing the value of results measurement and reducing its costs to public- and private-sector partners.  Private...
Human development in Latin America is Half-Done
Jul 28, 2014
Source: Inter Press Service News Agency Latin America and the Caribbean have to propel universal Access to social service and formal employment policies to see human...
Chile Democracy Audit Report
Jul 28, 2014
Source: UNDP The Democracy Audit report in Chile delivers a diagnostic that presents contrasting empirical evidence about norms and behaviors about the perceptions of its...
Maximizing the Economic Impact of Cash Transfers: Why Complementary...
Jul 28, 2014
Source: IPC The One Pager Maximizing the Economic Impact of Cash Transfers: why Complementary Investment Matters?, by Stephanie Levy (London School of Economics, Department...
Pensions Will Put Our Health to the Test
Jul 28, 2014
Source: Inter-American Social Security Conference The financing of social protection is one of the biggest challenges of today. The problem is complex due to the components...
Social Protection Needed to Reduce Africa’s Inequalities
Jul 25, 2014
Source: Inter Press Service YAOUNDE, Jul 24 2014 (IPS) - For the last 13 years, Michael Ndah, 37, has worked for three road construction companies in Cameroon, but it is only...
Call for candidates - Scholarship Program: OAS - GCUB 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Reaffirming the commitment to expand educational opportunities in order to contribute to the development of human capital in the Americas, the Organization of American States...
The Need for More Healthcare Resources
Jul 25, 2014
Source: Blog Humanun UNDP People’s health and wellbeing are closely related. So much so that when people are asked how they are doing, the response is frequently related to...
Brazilian Diversity: Respecting and Including
Jul 25, 2014
Source: World Without Poverty The video shows Brazilian diversity in terms of culture, religion, ethnicity, and socioeconomic conditions and talks about the challenges to...
2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing...
Jul 24, 2014
Source: UNDP The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” - shows that overall global trends in human...
The challenge of inequity in education: the case of a programme to support...
Jul 24, 2014
Source: ODI This post was written by Luis Ortiz, researcher at CADEP in Paraguay, a member of the Southern Voice network. This post is based on his research “Policies for an...
Customer-Centricity for Financial Inclusion: Why It Matters
Jul 24, 2014
Customer-centricity is about providing solutions based on a deep understanding of customer needs, preferences, and behaviors. This approach takes the idea of financial...

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