Education and social policies: Synergies for inclusion

Register for an upcoming IIEP-Buenos Aires seminar on this issue

The past 15 years have witnessed a remarkable expansion of conditional cash transfer programmes in Latin America, bringing prominence to a new policy model for poverty alleviation, social inclusion, and promotion of education equality.

From Oportunidades to Bolsa Familia, these social policies have, however, paid little attention to the linkages they create between sectorial (health, social development, and others) and educational policies. A consideration of these potential synergies could greatly improve the design and implementation of such programmes in the region.

IIEP-Buenos Aires will hold a seminar on this topic, which will focus on the following issues:

  • Recent developments in education in Latin America, including new social policies.
  • Conditional cash transfers: some of the major programmes in Latin American countries.
  • Education challenges and social inclusion: How are educational policies addressing new social demands?

The seminar aims to create a space for discussion between policy-makers, practitioners, and scholars from various countries. It will be held on November 12 and 13, at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Those who are not able to attend the event can watch it online: keynote speeches and panel discussions will be broadcast live. These videos will remain available online for streaming after the seminar.

National and international speakers include: Mercedes González de la Rocha (México), Juan Eduardo García-Huidobro Saavedra (Chile), Simone Cecchini (CEPAL Chile), Flavia Marco Navarro (Bolivia), Jaime Perczyk (Argentina), Lenaura de Vasconcelos Costa Lobato (Brasil), Flavia Terigi (Argentina), Rosa Valls Carol (Spain), and Ricardo Cuenca (Peru).

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Discussion panels will be conducted in Spanish.