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The 16th World Bank Group TICAD Seminar “Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa”

June 4, 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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    A new World Bank report, “Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa”, notes the rapid expansion and evolution of social safety net programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, seen by governments as part of the strategy to reduce poverty and creating economic opportunities for poor and vulnerable people.  For social safety nets to reach their full potential, the report highlights the importance of bringing social safety nets to scale in a sustainable fashion. The report recommends a strong focus on political dynamics, institutional structures, and fiscal sustainability to scale up and sustain social safety nets.

    At this morning seminar, Aline Coudouel, Lead Economist in Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, co-authors of the report, presented its main findings via videoconference from the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

    Speakers

    Aline Coudouel
    Lead Economist in Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

    Presentation material: Realizing the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa (PDF)
     

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EVENT DETAILS

  • DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:45am-8:45am
  • VENUE: World Bank Tokyo Office, 14th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below) *We have moved to the 14th floor
  • LANGUAGE: English
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org