Social programmes, poverty eradication and labour inclusion: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

This document can also be found on the official website of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean at: This book analyses the regional experience with respect to a series of social programmes that are crucial for making these rights a reality and fostering social and labour inclusion of the population living in poverty and vulnerability. It looks in particular at anti-poverty cash transfers for families with children, older persons and persons with disabilities, as well as programmes of labour and production inclusion aimed at youth and working-age adults. These programmes are fundamental components of public policies for achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals of the social pillar, in particular Goal 1, “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”, Goal 8, “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, and Goal 10, “reduce inequality within and among countries”. This resource is part of the collection "Building towards the reduction of persistent poverty". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.