Here is the story of María de los Ángeles Mártir Castillo, 25, from Aguacatán, El Salvador : "I am 25 years old and I was born and raised in the department of Aguacatán, in El Salvador. I studied journalism. Two years ago, my sister and I had to move to another city to study since the only university in my city did not offer the major we wanted to study, and the public university was 16 kilometres away from where I used to live."
Here is the story of Emmanuel Edima, 33, from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire : "My name is Emanuel and I live in Abidjan. I am 33 years old. I was born in XX in the south of Abidjan. I grew up in the west of the country, which is almost 600 kilometres from where I live now. I have 4 sisters and 3 brothers. When I was young, my father worked as an agricultural technician and my mother was a housewife."
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This Note explores the implications of the SDGs for development communicators. It then proposes a framework of ten “learning areas” for development institutions to bear in mind when developing their SDG communications strategies and campaigns. It highlights early examples of public engagement on the SDGs and identifies resources that can help communications teams get started and become more strategic about their SDG work.
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This document presents selected results from the international surveys on the SDGs. The results underline how much work lies ahead for SDG advocates. They also reveal the gaps in our knowledge about public attitudes to the SDGs.
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Agenda 2017 DevCom Annual Meeting
The OECD Development Centre will publish a preliminary version of its annual Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India on 14 November 2017 on the occasion of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN.
In 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia published a new Social Protection Policy Framework (SPPF), providing an ambitious vision for a social protection system in which a comprehensive set of policies and institutions operate in sync with each other to sustainably reduce poverty and vulnerability.The Social Protection System Review of Cambodia prompts and answers a series of questions that are crucial for the implementation ofthe framework : How will emerging trends affect the needs for social protection, now and into the future? To what extent are Cambodia’s social protection instruments able – or likely – to address current and future livelihood challenges? How does fiscal policy affect social protection objectives?
This review provides a contribution to the ongoing policy dialogue on social protection, sustainable growth and poverty reduction. It includes four chapters. Chapter 1 is a forward-looking assessment of Cambodia’s social protection needs. Chapter 2 maps the social protection sector and examines its adequacy. An investigation of the distributive impact of social protection and tax policy is undertaken in Chapter 3. The last chapter concludes with recommendations for policy strategies that could support the establishment of an inclusive social protection system in Cambodia, as envisaged by the SPPF.
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This report provides an exhaustive overview of the situation of young people in terms of social inclusion and well-being. Based on the results of the analysis, concrete policy recommendations are proposed in order to maximize government action in favor of youth.
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Summary Engaging Everyone for the SDGs September 2017
With 1.2 billion people, today’s youth population aged 15-24 represents the largest cohort ever to enter the transition to adulthood. Close to 90% of these young people live in developing countries, and the numbers will practically double in the least developed countries. These young people are the world’s next generation and a unique asset. If properly nurtured, they can act as engines for economic and social progress. Hence, the political will has grown among many national governments to develop comprehensive policy frameworks that better respond to young peoples’ needs and aspirations through national youth policies.
This toolkit provides analytical tools and policy guidance, based on rigorous empirical evidence and international good practices, to countries that are developing, implementing or updating their youth policies. The toolkit includes step-by-step modules to carry out a youth well-being diagnosis and includes practical examples of common youth policies and programmes in the areas of employment, education and skills, health and civic participation.