28 July 2016
HelpAge International and IPC-IG
This was the first webinar of the series “Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Knowledge Sharing Initiative”. In the developing world, the drive towards expanding social protection over the last twenty years has generated concern over the sustainable financing of these programmes and systems. Though social protection spending in low- and middle-income countries has increased over this period, these countries still have space for increasing their expenditure and revenues through taxation. What’s more, international development agencies are putting financing at the centre of the debate.
Panellist: Michael Hanni, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC
Discussant and moderator: Rodrigo Octávio Orair, Researcher, Ipea, and Research Associate, IPC-IG