'Hot Topics' in Social Protection
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Social protection has become an inherent element of the development response and is one of the success stories of development policy in the early twenty-first century. It is widely considered to expand and remain an important part of the development agenda in the years ahead. This is reflected in the Agenda 2030 and recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting social protection’s role in the eradication of poverty, improvement of gender equality and reduction of within and between country inequalities.