by Raquel Tebaldi and Flora Myamba
Policy in Focus, Vol. 14, Issue No. 1, March 2017
Social protection has become prominent in the global development agenda over recent decades, with social protection systems now being included as a target under Sustainable Development Goal 1: ‘End poverty in all its forms everywhere’. In developing countries, these policies have played an important role in alleviating extreme poverty, among other impacts that are increasingly being investigated. This special edition of ‘Policy in Focus’, which is being released for International Women’s Day 2017, covers key topics related to gender equality and social protection, featuring a wide range of contributions from women policy practitioners and scholars, presenting case studies and reflections from Brazil and various African countries.