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Can Social Protection reduce poverty and inequality?

Can Social Protection reduce poverty and inequality?Date20/02/2013
Speaker1. Introduction by: Hélène Bourgade, Head of Unit B3, Employment, Social Inclusion, Migration, DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid, European Commission; 2. Marius Olivier, Senior Social Protection and Employment Advisor, Director of the Institute for Social Law and Policy, South Africa

The conference will present the findings of a mapping study in Sub-Saharan Africa and explain how it's possible to enhance the capacity of vulnerable people to better manage risks, provide income security and accessing basic social services during all life-cycle.

The Sub-Saharan Africa region faces challenges in extending social protection in a context of high poverty incidence, fiscal constraints, heavily AIDS-affected population working in the informal economy and high unemployment rate affecting youth in particular.