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Social Protection

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.