June 2019 - Regional Perspectives: Latin America and the Caribbean
Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter!
Social protection exists throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with programmes such as Brazil’s Bolsa Familia and Mexico’s Prospera featuring as icons in the field. LAC’s pioneering policies and programmes are thanks to deep rooted social activism for socioeconomic rights. This has seen the implementation of large-scale social assistance policies and programmes, predominantly targeting low income and informal employment groups (Global Development Institute, 2019). Social protection in the region also reflects a push for improved emergency preparedness and response as more frequent environmental and migration related shocks and crises are encountered. We invite you to explore the latest content from the region in this month’s newsletter!
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