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Fostering Social Cohesion in a Shifting World

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The structural transformation of fast‐growing economies offers various unprecedented possibilities for fostering social cohesion in society, among others the availability of greater fiscal resources that can be used to develop more inclusive social security systems. Implementing a social cohesion agenda at the national and sub‐national levels requires sustainable financing, political leadership and, for some countries, external support. The mobilisation of domestic resources, monitoring and evaluating policies with respect to their impact on social cohesion, and a more active promotion of civic participation by donors are examples of how social inclusion, trust, participation and social mobility can be fostered.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2011


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