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06/08/2020

This week, the Pathways’ Perspectives podcast team released their second episode: “Investing in Child Benefits in a COVID-19 World”.   The latest episode of Pathways’ Perspectives: The Podcast features Yolande Wright, Director of Poverty Reduction, Climate Resilience, Gender...

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Development Pathways webinar discussion argues human rights are fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19 

Last week Development Pathways organised and hosted, in cooperation with UNICEF South Asia and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), a webinar discussion on human rights considerations in response to COVID-19 that was the twenty-second of...

24/07/2020

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Special Rapporteur cites universal social protection as essential in eradicating poverty

A new report has been submitted by Philip Alston, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Alston warns that states and global organisations are “completely off track” to meet the Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.   

15/07/2020

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Webinar announcement: Why are human rights considerations fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19?

Alexandra Barrantes (Development Pathways) along with panellists from UNICEF South Asia and ECLAC, will discuss human rights considerations to the social protection response to COVID-19, and why a rights-based approach is more important than ever.

09/07/2020

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IPC-IG and UNICEF discussion argues COVID-19 can be a catalyst to strengthen the social contract in South Asia 

The COVID-19 crisis can be used as a catalyst by which to reinforce the relationship between the citizens of South Asia countries and their governments. This was a key message discussed during a webinar organised by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), UNICEF and Development Pathways.  

01/07/2020

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COVID-19 provokes a surge in unemployment benefit claims in the UK, with claimants encountering a system that is “cruel, inhumane and degrading” and the “second harshest in the world” 

The unprecedented, rapid levels of global unemployment resulting from COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions saw huge pressures put on social protection systems worldwide. In the UK, claimants for the Universal Credit benefit reached record levels during the lockdown months of April and May.

26/06/2020

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Webinar reflections: What the Experts Say – Coronavirus and Children: Support for Families

A panel of experts reflected on the global economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the potentially dangerous consequences that it will have for the future of children and their families.

25/06/2020

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Webinar announcement: Strengthening social contracts in South Asia in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis

On Thursday 25 June, the IPC-IG, UNICEF and Development Pathways will host what will be the 2nd webinar of the series “Social Protection in South Asia – the landscape before...

24/06/2020

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COVID-19: an opportunity to re-design social security systems for the XXIst Century? Webinar reflections

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a webinar on COVID-19: an opportunity to re-design social security systems for the XXIst Century? for the Latin American region. The conversation, facilitated by Carmen Pagés from the IDB, delved into the precarious state of the region’s social security systems, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

17/06/2020

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World Bank shows support for universal transfers as a response to the COVID-19 crisis 

In a recent post for the World Bank’s "Jobs and Development" blog series, Michal Rutkowski states that “COVID-19 highlights the importance of creating universal entitlements to health care and income support”. 

19/06/2020

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