POVERTY & INEQUALITY

25 March, 2015

Ecuador: The Paradigm of Sumak Kawsay Good Living and the Eradication of Extreme Poverty

Cecilia Vaca Jones In Ecuador income poverty has dropped by 15.1 percentage points from December, 2006 to December, 2014. This means that over one million people have overcome their poverty situations. To what strategies can this achievement be ascribed? Firstly, the adoption of the Sumak Kawsay Good Living as Ecuador’s […]
16 March, 2015

ACTIVE INCLUSION OF LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED AND SOCIAL TRANSFERS RECIPIENTS – EU APPROACH (Davor Dominkus, Slovenia)

By adoption of the Lisbon strategy in 2000 EU undertook, among other tasks, very ambitious plans for eradication of poverty and social exclusion. Despite relatively favourable economic conditions, existing up to 2008, the goals were not achieved or were only partially fulfilled. Characteristic of this period is the opinion that […]
12 March, 2015

Left Behind : Chronic Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (World Bank)

A new publication from the World Bank, Left Behind : Chronic Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, Overview (by Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo) presents the main elements about chronical poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Many people are born into poverty and never escape their poverty […]
24 February, 2015

Poverty and Inequalities on the Rise – Just social systems needed as the solution! (Caritas Report)

Caritas Europa published a new report on the impact of the crisis, revealing high levels of poverty in the seven EU countries worst hit by the economic crisis (Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain). The main conclusions and recommendations presented in the report are: After over 6 years […]
14 February, 2015

ACTIVE POLICIES FOR EQUALITY: ONCE AGAIN, THE FISHING ROD AND THE FISH (Lluís Francesc Peris Cancio and Fabián Repetto) – texto también en español-

We have heard about it a million times if we heard it once, and we all agree about it: what we really need is to teach people how to fish. However, reality is more complex and difficult than it appears at first. Actual promotion of the most disadvantaged families requires […]
1 February, 2015

CROWDFUNDING, SMES AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY (Lorenzo Tordelli, IILA)

Crowdfunding is a way people have to provide small amounts of money from long distances and different contexts. The Inter-American Development Bank explains that crowdfunding “is whatever kind of  fundraising that is the result of the need of financial support spread through an open call to a group of people”. […]
28 January, 2015

THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR ACTIVE INCLUSION (Francesco Maria Chiodi, IILA)

 FRANCESCO MARIA CHIODI                                       Ítalian- Latin American Institute – Social Policies Area Coordinator – EUROsociAL II Made official in 2008, the European Strategy for Active Inclusion is the eventual result of a wide debate and of a political route followed by European countries. Therefore, it also represents a composition of […]
14 January, 2015

DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE EU SOCIAL PROTECTION COMMITTEE AND THE COORDINATOR MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ECUADOR

Interview to Thomas Dominique and Cecilia Vaca Jones during the Biregional Seminar in Naples (Italy) in November 2014. They dialogue with Reciprocamente about the realities that most currently influence the development of policies for social inclusion, both in Latin America and in Europe, and in particular on the labor market, […]
16 November, 2014

IN THE HEART OF THE EUROPEAN AGENDA (EUROPEAN SOCIAL OBERVATORY)

The European Social Observatory (OSE ) in October 2014 has published a report entitled “Putting the fight Against Poverty and social exclusion at the heart of the EU agenda: a contribution to the Mid – Term Review of the Europe 2020 Strategy” , whose authors are Hugh Frazer of the […]