Call for Proposals – Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa – 23 – 25 October 2017

The Ethiopian Centre for Child Research, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative and the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty, including African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Save the Children, UNICEF and Young Lives are hosting a three-day international conference with the aim of engaging policy makers, practitioners … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – ILERA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – July 23 -27, 2018

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) has released the Call for Papers for the 2018 ILERA World Congress themed “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is to Be Done?” The Congress will be held in Seoul from July 23 to 27, 2018 providing opportunities for the discussion of … ———- Please continue reading

ODI: Bringing Taxation in

A new ODI publication by Francesca Bastagli addresses how to bring taxation into social protection analysis and planning. The guidance note addresses the following questions:   What are the types of analyses that consider taxation and social protection jointly? How do I get started designing or commissioning a new study on the … ———- Please continue reading

CSocD 54 Side-Event: Quest for Dignity

On February 8, 2016 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), the International Association School of Social Work (IASSW AIETS) and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) hosted a side event in at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development … ———- Please continue reading

UN Women: Discussion Paper Series

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section of UN Women, to provide grounded, fresh and robust perspectives on some of the contemporary challenges to achieving gender equality and women’s rights, and offer insights into policy innovations that are making a … ———- Please continue reading

World Social Science Forum 2015

13-16 September the 3rd World Social Science Forum themed “Transforming Global Relations for a Just World” took place in Durban with over 1000 participants from 84 countries and 4 days programme filled with presentations. The WSSF was organized by the International Social Science Council together with the co-hosts – the … ———- Please continue reading

World Bank: Commission on Global Poverty

The Launch of the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty was announced in June 2015. Its goal is to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty around the world and help the World Bank Group achieve its twin goals and also track other forms of poverty and deprivation. … ———- Please continue reading

ODI: Workshop on Social Protection, Taxation and Inequality

  The Overseas Development Institue (ODI) is holding a conference with the theme Social protection, taxation and inequality on 9 July 2015. Session one will focus on the distributional impact of taxes and transfers where as session two will on taxation and social protection financin. The event will also be streamed … ———- Please continue reading

Isabel Ortiz: Bringing Inequality back into the Development Agenda

The ILO Head of the Social Protection Department, Isabel Ortiz, has made a strong plea to bring inequality back into the development agenda. The extreme inequality in the world poses issues of human rights abuse, lack of social justice, political instability, security risks, and also of stunted economic growth. This, … ———- Please continue reading

“Inequality and the Need for Solidarity” – New Blog on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new blog piece is out on SASPEN INSIGHTS! In Social change through the lens of inequality: the need for solidarity Taku Fundira highlights the importance of transformative social policies for a reduction in inequality and poverty. He points out that compared to 30 years ago inequality has increased in … ———- Please continue reading

Poor, poorest, poorer: Inequality is back! New blog on SASPEN INSIGHTS

A new article has been published in the blog SASPEN Insights! In Poor, poorest, poorer: Inequality is Back!, Sophie Plagerson observes that the English translation of Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st century” has reawoken academic interest on inequality. However, Plagerson argues that this intereset has yet to reach the discussions … ———- Please continue reading