Webinar: Strategies to reduce inequality and poverty in the ‘Global East': The contribution of international organizationspublished: June 9, 2017
A webinar on 13 June will examine the contribution of international organizations in reducing inequality and poverty in the ‘Global East’ as part of a CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) workshop in St Petersburg, Russia. Join the webinar at 15:30 MSK (GMT+3), Tuesday 13 June: https://connect.uninett.no/croppanel130617/
More than a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the beginning of the wars of the Yugoslav succession, we know relatively little about the diverse welfare trajectories of post-socialist societies, all of which have been subject to fundamental economic, political and social transformations.
The time is ripe for a systematic analysis of poverty and inequality in this region, and how social policy has addressed these issues after the dramatic changes over the past three decades. The webinar takes place as part of a three-day workshop that aims to critically examine relevant data in order to provide explanations that could trigger new lines of thought on how to achieve improved well-being in post-socialist societies.
As part of the webinar Mathieu Denis, ISSC Executive Director, will present the 2016 World Social Science Report. Other speakers include George Bouma, UNDP in Europe and Central Asia (online) and Esuna Dugarova, UNDP, New York.