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Social Funds are multi-sectoral programs that finance small projects targeted to benefit a country's poor and vulnerable groups based on a participatory manner of demand generated by local groups and screened against a set of eligibility criteria. Social Fund programs are demand-driven and aim to involve the active participation of several local actors (communities and community-based organizations, NGOs, local governments) with the ultimate goal of addressing the needs of poor and vulnerable communities while contributing to social capital and empowerment at the local level. More...

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World Bank Begins Preparing New Social Protection & Labor Strategy

Social Protection systems are central to prevention against drops in well-being, protection from destitution, and the promotion of improved opportunities and livelihoods. Recent economic crises make this is the ideal time to reinvigorate the Strategy.

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Last updated: 2009-08-12