Despite legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deep-rooted social norms and practices still expose Eurasian women and girls to discrimination throughout their lifetimes, notably within the family, according to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia, launched today in Tbilisi.
49 African countries have signed up for the Africa’s Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the number of ratifications has now reached 22 countries, the minimum threshold for the agreement to come into force. Boosting infrastructure, innovation and productivity are key to accelerating the continent’s economic transformation and realising fully the benefits of regional integration.
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This paper examines how donors and development partners have supported developing countries in establishing social protection systems. It charts the evolution of social protection across Africa, Asia and Latin America since the 1990s and analyses how donors have both responded to and contributed to this trajectory.
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This paper provides guidance for moving from social protection strategies to their implementation. It highlights the potential of a social protection system in generating synergies but also recognizes the challenges in terms of weaving together instruments of social protection to not only tackle poverty and vulnerability but also strengthen inclusive social development.
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This paper provides guidance on developing robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems as tools to assess the effectiveness and potential areas of improvement of social protection systems.
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This report challenges us to think deeply about the economic rationale for social protection investments through an inclusive development lens. It helps us understand the links between social protection, growth and inequality; how to measure those links empirically; social protection’s impact on inclusive growth; and how to build a more solid economic case for greater social protection investments
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The toolkit presents methodologies which can be implemented in any country, at any income level and by any institution. It is intended to generate policy recommendations that are actionable through national systems.
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This paper charts the evolution of social protection provision and expenditure, locates social protection within the context of Namibia’s broader fiscal framework and proposes options for enhancing its impact without increasing public spending.