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Beyond Recovery: Foundations for Inclusive Growth in Latvia
June 3-4, 2013Riga, Latvia

Beyond Recovery: Foundations for the Inclusive Growth in Latvia is an event organized by the Ministry of Welfare in Latvia.

This conference focuses on the need for inclusive growth in Latvia. The Government of Latvia is working to increase economic growth by encouraging gains in the labor market - especially among young people - and reducing poverty and income inequality throughout the country.

Presentations during this event included:  

  • “Making Work Pay” – Jacob Soper, Department for work and pensions, UK
  • “Inclusion in the Latvian Labour Market, Pre- and Post-Crisis” - J Michelle Brock, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  •  “The German case: The impact of the Hartz Reforms on Making Work Pay and Activation” - Bettina Schattat, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • “Developments in the Latvian Labor Market” - Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia
  • “Inclusive growth: Challenges and Policies” - Henrik Braconier, Organization for European Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • “Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2012” - Robert Strauss, European Commission
  • “Protecting and Getting People Back to Work: Effective Government Programs and Their Impact” – Ana Revenga, The World Bank
  • “Latvia: Who is Unemployed, Inactive or Needy? An Assessment of Post-Crisis Policy Options. Summary Findings and Policy Options” – Emily Sinnott, The World Bank
  • “Dutch Unemployment Insurance and Social Systems” – Marc Konings, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands