INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PAPERS: 15-17 December2014 - Arusha, Tanzania

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PAPERS
Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth
Perspectives, Policies and Best Practices
December 15-17, 2014
Arusha, Tanzania
Organized by Ministry of Finance and supported by UNICEF, ILO and EPRI

A three-day international conference on Social Protection: Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth will take place from 15th to 17th December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference will gather policy-makers, researchers and practitioners directly involved in the planning, design, and implementation of social protection programmes and systems, with the objective of encouraging South-South exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and best practices. The Arusha Conference intends to specifically harness this learning and use it to support Tanzania’s ongoing efforts in scaling up its Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) Programme to reach all extreme poor by mid-2015.
Further, this will contribute to the strengthening of social protection systems including strong engagement of key social sectors, and inform the next steps of the social protection agenda in the country and the region.

The conference will be hosted by the Poverty Eradication Department in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Tanzania, with support of UNICEF, ILO and the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) and other development partners that are actively involved in the social protection area within the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP)’s Delivering as One

Abstracts of papers and any conference-related enquiries should be addressed to the conference organizers at tanzaniacsp@unicef.org (alternative emails for contact: btarga@unicef.org and kiaga@ilo.org). Please register your interest by email to receive conference updates.

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