28 October 2021 


Universal access to social services and social protection is critical to human development and is a right to be realized in an equitable manner by all segments of society. For a universal agenda to be realized, it is critical to adequately reach the unreached and leave no one behind. “Strengthening the Evidence on the Correlation between Fiscal Equity and Social Outcomes for Children” is a recent UNICEF report on Fiscal Equity and Outcome for Children, which analyses the impact of equity in Government social spending, specifically, social protection spending, on absolute poverty and inequality. This recent report illustrates that fiscal equity is critical to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, and to the realization of universal and equitable access to social services. The objective of this webinar was to analyze the broad spectrum of issues related to fiscal equity, including measurement and policies. It also aimed to zoom in on the correlation between equity in social protection spending and realizing the SDGs and leaving no one behind, and to examine the impact of fiscal equity on universal access to social services and child poverty.    


  • Joanne Bosworth, Chief of Public Finance and Local Governance, UNICEF 
  • Daria Popova, Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex 
  • Enrique Delamónica, Senior Adviser, Statistics and Monitoring, UNICEF 
  • Oliver Fiala, Senior Research Adviser, Save the Children 
  • David Amaglobeli, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF 
  • Fabio Veras, Senior Researcher, IPC-IG, IPEA (Discussant) 

Moderator: Natalia Winder Rossi, Director of Social Protection and Social Policy, UNICEF 

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Registrants: 233


Attendees: 72


Youtube views: 139

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