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The success and future of Brazil's biggest benefit, Bolsa Família

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Sarah Illingworth

Brazil's Bolsa Família programme has been credited with helping to significantly reduce levels of absolute poverty and inequality in Brazil. Started ...

From child labourer to women's rights defender

UN Women | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women Lucrecia Huayhua Choque experienced childhood exploitation and violence. Today she is a leader and women’s human rights d...

Beyond Boundaries: Collaborative Approaches to Social Protection

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

As social entrepreneurs we are in a unique position to explore creative new approaches -- going beyond what governments and businesses can do on their own.

Am I the Native Under Your Magnifier? I Need a Job, Not a Dissection!

Amina Semlali | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Amina Semlali

Youth in the Middle East and North Africa need to succeed in a "double transition": first, they need to obtain relevant skills and credentials that make them employable, and second, they have to find a job in a notoriously non-meritocratic labor market.

Subsidies -- Love Them or Hate Them, It's Better to Target Them

Masood Ahmed | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

Like many things, there may be a time and a place for using subsidies. But they need to be better targeted. And, often, there will be better alternatives. Alternatives that do a better job of protecting the poor.

Latin America: Making the Good Times Better

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Latin America has enjoyed tremendous economic dynamism and a rising quality of life in recent years. But, faced with new challenges, the question is: how best to sustain this progress?

Unleashing Growth Potential in the Middle East

Masood Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

Recent popular protests in the Middle East and North Africa region, although likely to have a negative economic impact in the short run, might actually help to unleash the countries' long-term growth potential.

The Day After Tomorrow: The Final Battle in the War Against Poverty

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

The Day After Tomorrow: The Final Battle in the War Against Poverty Authored by Otaviano Canuto and Marcelo Giugale* This is the third in a series o...

More than 18 Million Jobs Needed!

Masood Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

For the six oil-importing countries in the Middle East and North Africa region--Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Tunisia--high unemployment...

Lessons From the MDGs

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Holmes

Social Protection strategies are not a magic bullet for global development. But they may be a necessary condition.

The Priority of Growth and Jobs -- the IMF's Dialogue With the Unions

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

While the IMF and the labor movement might have some differing views, our goals are ultimately the same -- standing against narrow domestic interests, against nationalism, against war. And standing for better living standards for all, and for peace.