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Inter-regional Expert Group meeting «Public policies for equality and the Agenda 2030»

9 December 2015|Event

This Inter-regional Expert Group meeting is carried out in the framework of two United Nations Development Account projects aimed at promoting public policies oriented towards greater socio-economic equality and strengthening the capacities of countries to conceptualize, design and implement such policies: the 8th Tranche project “Time for Equality: Strengthening the Institutional Framework of Social Policies” and the 9th Tranche project “Promoting Equality: Strengthening the Capacity of Select Developing Countries to Design and Implement Equality-oriented Public Policies and Programmes”.

The objective of this Inter-regional Expert Group Meeting (EGM) is threefold:

1) Discussing and exchanging experiences on the contribution of public policies to greater socio-economic equality within countries, in the framework of the new Agenda 2030. Particular emphasis will be placed on social protection, labour and fiscal policies.

2) Discussing and exchanging experiences on the measurement of socio-economic inequalities.

3) Presenting and discussing a new toolkit of policy and programme options for social protection systems, titled “Towards universal social protection. Latin American pathways and policy tools”.