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II Subregional Meeting of the Poverty and Social Protection Network Regional Policy Dialogue

Date: 17 Jun 2009 to 18 Jun 2009

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Strengthening Social Protection - Responses To Crises and Urban Challenges

The objective of the Caribbean sub-regional meeting will be to provide a forum for regional social policy practitioners to examine policy options for addressing challenges being posed to the sustainability of social protection programs resulting from the ongoing global economic downturn.  Specifically, the workshop will: (i) assess the risks faced by social safety net operations; (ii) identify possibilities for coordination and collaboration in  development of strategic approaches to the protection of vulnerable groups; (iii) share lessons learned in the development and implementation of conditional cash transfer schemes; and (v) share lessons learned in the design and implementation of poverty targeting systems.

Contact: Leonardo Pinzón (202) 623-3671 | leonardop@iadb.org

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