Education and Social Policies: Synergies for Inclusion

IIEP Buenos Aires’s annual International Forum

This event (organized on 12 and 13 November 2013, at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) created a space for discussion between policy-makers, practitioners, and scholars on a crucial topic today in Latin America: Education and Social Policies: Synergies for Inclusion. National and international speakers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Spain discussed the remarkable expansion of conditional cash transfer programmes in Latin America, which have brought forward a new policy model for poverty alleviation, social inclusion, and promotion of education equality.

Based on the panel discussions, a consensus was formed around the legitimacy of building greater social inclusion in order to overcome the inequalities that characterize the region. Experts addressed an agenda of a number of research topics and possible intervention strategies to advance development causes post-2015.

Around 700 people attended the event and more than 8,000 participated virtually on the online platform (following the sessions live or through recorded videos). Over 4,800 questions, comments and tweets were published during the two-day meeting.

Moreover, groups in Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico organized on their own initiative public screenings of the event in universities, institutes and ministries of Education, which allowed their members to follow the lectures and panels simultaneously.

To access the recordings and for more information on the event, please visit the International Forum’s website at www.seminario.iipe.unesco.org.