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17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Stephanie Guha / October 2019

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises “that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development” and the SDG 1 asks for nothing less than to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere.” Read more»

The World Bank – Poverty & Equity Data Portal

Stephanie Guha / October 2019

The World Bank's Poverty & Equity Data Portal contains the most recent data on the topics of poverty, inequality and shared prosperity. In the portal, you can search for a certain country, region or specific groups of countries, e.g. low-income countries, and examine the different relevant indicators. Take a look»


​​Dispelling the Myth of Welfare Dependency

Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School / October 2019

Social safety nets worldwide routinely come under attack by critics who say they incentivize idleness and create a culture of dependency. But my colleagues and I re-analyzed data from seven different experimental trials of government cash-transfer programs in developing countries and found no evidence that systematic income support reduces work. Read more»

​OECD Report 'Can Social Protection be an Engine for Inclusive Growth?'

In recent years, the topic of social protection has received more attention in the development sector. This year, the OECD Development Centre published a report that focuses on social protection: Can Social Protection be an Engine for Inclusive Growth?

The report shows the links between social protection, growth and inequality and presents economic reasons to propel investments in social protection.

Click here to access the website for comprehensive information. Click here to access the full report.

Stephanie Guha / October 2019

​The Goalkeepers Report 2019 on "Examining Inequality: How Geography and Gender Stack the Deck for (or against) you"

The Goalkeepers Report 2019 by Bill and Melinda Gates, Co-Chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation allows you to deepen your understanding of two layers of inequality: geography and gender, a sub-category of demographics. The report is published annually and charts the progress towards the SDGs. Have a read here»

Antonia Does / October 2019

Brown bag lunch on "Resilient cities: what can we do in practice?"

The Thematic Network DRR and the working group from the Learning Journey on urban-rural linkages invite you to a BBL on resilience in urban areas: from concepts to practice on 25 September 2019. Learn more about the event and register here»

Nina Astfalck / September 2019


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