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IASPN Digest Number 17

(Vea la versión en Español aquí)

While our readers in the South are slowly welcoming Spring, here in the North, Summer is almost over and we are ready to pick up the pace!

To begin with, we would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 11 AM (Washington DC time) for the 12th edition of the Inter-American Social Protection Dialogue Series (IASPD) with Joana Mostafa, Director of Cadastro Único (Unified Registry) at the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil, and Margaret Grosh, Acting Practice Manager for Social Protection and Labor of the World Bank

Ms. Mostafa will explain what CadÚnico is all about, how data is collected, what stakeholders are involved in the process, etc. and Ms. Grosh will provide expert commentary.  During the webinar alternatives for knowledge exchange in the implementation of unified registries for beneficiaries will also be discussed. Please note that this Seminar will be conducted in Spanish.

You can participate by registering at:


On August 20th, representatives from 6 Caribbean countries met in Kingston, Jamaica with delegates of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare for a regional study tour organized by the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) with the objective of learning from the experience of Jamaica in the implementation of the PATH Program. Addressing the opening of the activity, the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Hon. Derrick Kellier thanked his “extended Caribbean Family” for showing interest in their “flagship programme aimed at empowering vulnerable families to transition successfully from a state of dependency to one of social and economic independence”.

Click here to learn more about this exchange.
We also want to inform members of the IASPN virtual community that the Social portal is under development by the IPC-IG, differently from what was announced in the last edition of the Digest. Expected to be launched in October, the initiative aims to provide a centralized gateway to access the most up to date and comprehensive database and multimedia learning materials related to social protection. In the meanwhile, publications and knowledge materials on social protection policies, as well as other inclusive growth topics, can be accessed at IPC-IG's recently revamped website

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