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Newsbrief: Thematic Spotlight: Social Protection and its role in Building Back Better

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Its impact is reversing development gains across the globe, with an estimated 86 million people already pushed into extreme poverty since the start of the pandemic. It is time to think about long-term solutions of living with COVID-19, using the crisis as an opportunity in building greater resilience and provide more sustainable and equitable pathways for the future. Social protection plays a crucial role herein! It is part of a long-term investment to cope with poverty and vulnerability and building a cohesive, productive, and well-functioning society. We dedicate this newsletter exclusively to the topic of social protection.  Learn more »

​Newsletter Poverty-Wellbeing March 2021 | Data matter to LNOB, the Inequality Virus, social protection online learning

​In this newsletter, we are introducing a new factsheet on the interlinkages of two essential approaches to move towards an inclusive achievement of the 2030 Agenda: LNOB and the human rights based approach. Where we are today, five years into the pledge of LNOB, is presented in the recent report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) highlighting that ambitions are not enough and what it needs to advance the agenda. ​In order to advance the agenda and measure the progress of the poorest and marginalised, we need disaggregated data, and we also need suitable indicators. They both matter to leave no one behind and to move in the right direction of reaching what was pledged! Find some interesting new resources on these issues. Last but not least, we would like to guide you to our regularly updated social protection page presenting training opportunities and recorded webinars on several aspects of social protection.​ Read the full spring ​newsletter»

Stephanie Guha / September 2020

SDC Factsheet: Leave no one Behind and the Human Rights based Approach​

​In this new factsheet, find out how SDC’s work on the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights is intrinsically linked to its commitment to leave no one behind. In fact, both concepts mutually reinforce each other. Access the factsheet»

Inanna Göbel-Bösch / March 2021

​Five years into the pledge to ‘Leave no one behind’ – Looking back and forward​​

A new report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) discusses the interpretation of the LNOB-principle over the last five years since its rise to prominence in 2015 and proposes ways to turn ​the concept into action. Read more»​​​​

Selina Bezzola / March 2021

​​Indicators matter to leave no one behind​: an indicator toolbox and a practical guide (EN, FR, DE)

Indicators matter in achieving the 2030 Agenda’s pledge to leave no one behind. As quantitative or qualitative variables, indicators provide a simple and reliable way to measure achievements of development efforts. They can show and track if aid spending is reaching the poor and left behind groups in various contexts. Moreover, what is measured is more likely to get attention, because indicators provide a solid basis for evidence-based decision-making in development projects as well as politics.

There is a need for additional efforts to design and use indicators that measure the progress for left behind groups. The new study, commissioned by GIZ and supported by the SDC, and available in English, French and German, provides an indicator toolbox to leave no one behind in fighting poverty and inequality as a practical guide for project designers and implementers to strengthen indicators by making them pro-poor as well as inequality- and LNOB-sensitive. Read more - En savoir plus - Mehr erfahren»​

 Pradeep Itty / March 2021

On the importance of data to reach and deliver progress for the poorest 20% of populations

The P20 Initiative has been started by Development Initiatives (DI) to focus on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda can work with the Data Revolution to deliver progress for the poorest 20% of the world’s population − the P20. To meet the SDGs, it is essential to know who the P20 are and whether they are included in global progress. If the status of the P20 fails to improve, success on the 2030 Agenda will be out of reach – even more so with the effects of Covid-19.

DI applied the P20 approach concretely with the Government of Benin. It can be applied to track inequality globally and in every country, and is a universal approach that matches the ambition of the 2030 Agenda. DI offers advice on the use of data from official and non-official sources in line with the P20 Initiative to measure progress for the poorest. Find out more»​

 Nora Tanner / March 2021

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