Human development and social inclusion

In the presence of high levels of poverty and marginalization that persist in several developing countries, poor socioeconomic conditions are often associated with the risk of the emergence of criminal behavior. Public policies aimed at correcting this situation must include an adequate diagnosis of the institutional and social environment to identify and quantify the central problems, and also of the quality of institutional capacity to design and implement solutions.

Goals:

  • Identification of the main inconsistencies with existing institutional and policy mechanisms that support marginalized populations
  • Creation of opportunities for social inclusion of vulnerable communities in developing countries
  • Implementation of institutional social safety nets for specific segments of vulnerable communities in those countries, with the purpose of enabling their insertion/re-insertion into the labor market, thereby generating a spillover effect that fosters and enables local social progress, by increasing efficiency in the use of local resources, in direct benefit for the most vulnerable, particularly women and children 

 

 

 

Objectives:

  • To conduct assessments on existing institutional and policy mechanisms responsible for supporting marginalized populations to determine most critical areas of risk
  • To generate projects aimed at preventing the specific risks associated with poverty and marginalization, such as commercial sexual exploitation of minors, dietary risk in under- or mal-nourished children and adolescents, family violence and sanitary risks
  • To develop, through research, proven models for appropriate institutional mechanisms and joint actions between public and private sectors that can provide creative solutions for reducing vulnerabilities among marginalized populations through educational and technical training