With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, senior policymakers from 75 countries are gathering in Beijing for the 2015 South-South Learning Forum to discuss social protection challenges in an urbanizing world. Three ministers share their view on how this Forum provides an opportunity to extract lessons, learn from the emerging knowledge and capture practical innovations on meeting these challenges.
Interview with MNA Marvi Memon, Minister of State & Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Pakistan
Interview with Mekuria Haile Teklemariam, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Ethiopia
Interview with Molahlahi Letlotlo, Minister of Social Development, Lesotho
- Press Release: China Hosts South-South Forum on Social Protection
- Report: Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas
- Opinion: Social Protection Key to Poverty Alleviation
- Blog: Cities: The new frontier of social protection
- Blog: What do we know (and what not) about safety nets in urban areas?
- Infographic: How safety nets keep millions out of poverty
- Video Blog #2: Social protection challenges in an urbanizing world - part 2
- Video Blog #3: Reflections from the 2015 South-South Learning Forum – Part 1
- Video Blog #4: Reflections from the 2015 South-South Learning Forum – Part 2
- Slideshow: A Safety Net for China’s Urban Poor