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Social protection and climate change

Climate change has already resulted in climate-related extreme events of greater frequency and/or intensity. This, along with long-term changes in average conditions (whether in temperature or…

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Social protection at the crossroads: Shaping the future of social protection

New ways of protecting people are needed. Together, we can shape the future of social protection in ways that ensure broad gains for societies in general, and the poorest in particular. This video…

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Good governance of social protection systems

Good governance of social protection systems is one of the preconditions for the effective realization of human rights. Governance starts at the highest levels of policymaking —…

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Social protection around the world: Who is covered against what, how and where?

Social protection systems help poor and vulnerable people cope with crises and shocks, find jobs, invest in the health and education of their children, and protect the aging population. Social…

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Social protection across countries

Despite the unprecedented worldwide expansion of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis, more than 4 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected. This is a pivotal moment to…

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Ensuring gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusiveness

Effective mainstreaming of disability issues requires the inclusion of persons with disabilities in decision-making in all areas of policymaking, at all levels of government and elsewhere,…

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Social protection for families

Children and adolescents face significant barriers in securing access to health care —including vaccination schemes— and to education. They are also at a higher risk of falling behind…

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Social health protection and access to health care without hardship for all

Explores the concept of universal social protection and examines the protection over the complete life cycle. To make health for all a reality, all people must have access to high quality services…

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Conversation with María Fernanda Espinosa & K. Srinath Reddy, The Lancet Commission Report on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic

In this special episode, join Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, and Professor K. Srinath Reddy for their discussion of The Lancet Commission Report on lessons for the…

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IsDB Projects: Kavaja General Hospital Project in Albania

Kavaja General Hospital Project in Albania was aimed to complement the efforts of the Government of Albania in maintaining appropriate health standards for the population and to specifically provide…

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Role of Islamic Capital Market Instruments in Sustainable Development

Islamic capital markets have demonstrated unprecedented success in generating finance for corporate and public sectors. Sukuk (Islamic bonds) have been a particularly important Islamic capital market…

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Enhancing patient care in Victorian hospitals

Public healthcare systems around the world aim to provide quality healthcare. However, healthcare systems are complex, with many decisions being made under pressure. For example, a commonly reported…

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Markets and supply chains

The chapter focuses on how markets and supply chains connect farmers and consumers around the world and on the implications of global trade of agricultural commodities for the health and wellbeing of…

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Intangible cultural heritage and health

This chapter addresses how communities’ traditional health practices can contribute to their well-being and to achieving quality health care for all. Examples are introduced to see how…

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Intangible cultural heritage, food security and agriculture

This chapter addresses how living heritage can contribute to achieving food security. Learners explore how communities have built considerable traditional knowledge developing techniques based on the…

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Poverty, inequality, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Today we will discuss the effects of what economists call "exogenous shocks," or shocks external to our systems of economy and society on the lives of poor people. We will examine the ways…

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