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​EU/EFTA Meeting on Social Protection in Development Cooperation

The 5th EU/EFTA countries coordination meeting on social protection in development cooperation was jointly hosted in Paris by the French Ministry of Labour, the development cooperation agencies Agence française de développement (AfD) and Expertise France, in collaboration with the European Commission on January 21, 2019. Agents from all over Europe listened to experts about trends in data management that could benefit social protection systems and planned their future collaboration in promoting Universal Social Protection worldwide. Visit the following official websites for more information about Social Protection initiatives:
Jessica Stamm / February 2018

​Just released: SDC Guidance Leave No One Behind!

The guidance outlines the SDC’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its principle of leaving no one behind.
The guidance elaborates on the SDC’s understanding of Leave No One Behind and on the operationalisation of the principle. More details on Leave no one behind to follow in the next Poverty-Wellbeing newsletter, planned for February 2019. Click here to address the guidance: (the guidance is available in English, French and Spanish).
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Stephanie Guha / January 2019

Oxfam report ‘Public good or private wealth’ published

In time for the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam publishes its latest report ‘Public good or private wealth?’ highlighting the growing gap between the rich and the poor. Oxfam points out that the super-rich have become even richer while still hundreds of millions of people live in extreme poverty. Transforming our economies is necessary to make public services available to all. A fair share of taxation of the wealthiest should help to pay the costs. To access the report / summary, click here:

Stephanie Guha / January 2019

AFD International Conference – There is nothing inevitable about inequalities

On 7 December 2018, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) held its 13th International Conference on Development on the topic of Inequalities and Social Cohesion. Specialists from all over the world discussed the hot topic, sometimes contradictory, and proposed solutions how to address inequalities and the construction of social cohesion. Visit the official website for more information and videos:

Stephanie Guha / January 2019

SDC’s engagement in social protection

​In 2018, the SDC produced a reflexion paper on social protection. There is a growing interest in social protection as a key policy tool to leave no one behind. Reflexions should be pursued in 2019 to strengthen SDC's engagement in this field. Read more»

Justine Boillat / December 2018

​Theory of change: towards a strengthened practice at the SDC?

In 2018, the SDC organised several learning events on Theory of Change. This method is considered highly pertinent to strengthen SDC’s programming, monitoring and learning processes. Read more»

Justine Boillat / December 2018

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