September 23, 2022

Dr. Ezaz Ahmed, Dean of the Division of Business, Leadership and Communication recently published Social Protection Transfers: Types, Impacts, and Experiences in the Encyclopedia of UN Sustainable Development Goals: Reduced Inequalities, Springer, Switzerland. "Social protection transfers" are consistent, direct money and/or products transfers to poor or distressed families. According to Dr. Ahmed, social transfer programs can address an increasing variety of sociopolitical concerns in the short, medium, and long term, such as poverty reduction, job development, and food insecurity. Recent worldwide crises including COVID19 pandemic have highlighted the need of social transfers in providing food and housing security, reducing poverty and vulnerability, and promoting human capital development. Medium- and long-term increase of protective and productive social transfers is a priority for stable social protection programs. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals covers all the UN's SDGs in an integrated way. The Encyclopedia has 17 volumes, each covering one SDG. This volume tackles SDG 10, "Reduce inequality within and among nations," but also encompasses inequalities in income, age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other position inside a country. The Goal tackles country inequities in representation, migration, and development aid. This volume describes a variety of terminology to improve comprehension and knowledge.

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