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The World Bank's assistance in the Social Protection area in Europe and Central Asia has been through helping the clients to develop competitive and fair labor markets, foster affordable pension systems, consolidate untargeted social assistance benefits, improve social programs for the most vulnerable (like the disabled, Roma and street children), and strengthen community based interventions.

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Social Inclusion Conference:  Towards Mainstreaming and Results
Budapest, Hungary, September 25-26, 2007

Social inclusion is at the center of the EU’s strategy for making progress on the poverty alleviation and expanding employment. Social inclusion is a process that ensures that those at risk of poverty and social exclusion gain the opportunities and resources necessary to participate in economic, social and cultural life and enjoy a standard of living that is considered normal in the society in which they live Read more.... 

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