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IASPN Digest Number 7

(Vea la versión en Español aquí)

with Happiness and Professional Success

2013 was a very important year for our virtual community. Thanks to the various activities we undertook, both onsite and online, our community grew exponentially and we now have more than 4,500 members around the world. We also shared more than 1,000 resources on social protection and brought to you five editions of the Inter-American Social Protection Dialogue Series, among other important achievements.

In 2014 we will continue to work hard to satisfy your needs for knowledge and experiences on social protection. In the first edition of our Digest next year, we will share with you the results of the perception survey we conducted a few months ago, and we will tell you about our plans to implement some of the improvements you are requesting. This will allow us to better fulfill your wishes and grow!
>  Read one of the most important annual publications from ECLAC: the Social Panorama of Latin America 2013
>  Check out the December 2013 OPHI e-update
>  From the Development Pathways Blog, read “The Misuse of the Term 'Graduation' in Social Policy: Pathways' Perspectives #14”
>  Read more about Grameen’s Foundation Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI), a tool to measure the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line – or above by only a narrow margin 

>  Study from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) “Toward Universal Health Coverage in Latin American and Caribbean: Measuring results of programs to extend financial protection and access to health care for the poor”

>  Challenge LittleBigMoney in Globalgiving

>  From the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) A Feminist Political Economy Analysis of Public Policies Related to Care: A Thematic Review

>  The World Bank’s ASPIRE: The Atlas of Social Protection - Indicators of Resilience and Equity


The Second Edition of the Diploma Course on Social Protection for the Americas will take place between March and July 2014. The Diploma Course is organized by the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN), the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and the Educational Portal of the Americas, and its main objectives are:
  • Understand the main debates and approaches to social protection and its implementation in Latin America.
  • Identify achievements and social protection gaps in the region and analyze the impacts generated by the various instruments of social protection in reducing poverty and inequality.
  • Acquire conceptual and methodological tools to achieve incremental improvements in the design, management and / or evaluation of policies of non-contributory social protection.
For more information on the contents, entry requirements and the application process please visit the Diploma Course page on the IASPN Portal. (This Information is available only in Spanish.)
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