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Long-Term Care Following the Great Recession in European Countries (published by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation)


Caregiving decisions are influenced by the availability and affordability of different types of care. Economic recessions such as the recent Great Recession stand out as experiences from which to learn about the effects of economic incentives on caregiving decisions. This article examines the influence of the economic downturn on caregiving decisions in European countries and specifically on the implementation of a widespread long-term care (LTC) reform in Spain. We find that the recession led to increased availability of informal caregivers but at the same time to reduced affordability of home and community care services. The Spanish experience reveals that the Great Recession encompassed an expansion in informal care explained by the increased uptake of caregiving allowances, which subsequently gave rise to a reform in 2012 that reduced the public subsidisation of old age care.

The Evolution of the Economy and the Rejection of Immigration in Europe (published by the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation)


The rejection of immigration is explained by objective economic elements such as the financial crisis, the economic vulnerability of households and workers’ exposure to labor market competition.

”la Caixa” Foundation Announces "2019 Work4Porgress Challenge"


SDG-NTEE Mapping Tool


Created in 2017, the Global Goals Mapping Tool is a comprehensive resource that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs. The Global Goals Mapping Tool is an Excel spreadsheet created by Global ImpactBlackbaud, the Council on Foundations, and Candid, four leading organizations in the social good community.

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AVPN Southeast Asia Social Investing Summit 2020

12-2-2020 to 14-2-2020 Bali, Indonesia

After 3 years of successfully hosting the AVPN Myanmar Summit, AVPN is expanding this event to cover the broader Southeast Asia region and moving to Bali, Indonesia in February 2020. The AVPN Southeast Asia Social Investing Summit 2020 will bring together philanthropists, corporations, impact investors, financial institutions and other social investors and capacity builders working across the continuum of capital to address key social challenges facing Southeast Asia today and in the future. As with every AVPN event, the convening will be focused on connection and collaboration with an emphasis on actionable and market-focused strategies to drive more capital towards impact.

Themed ‘The Power of Networks’, the event will aim to help partners and delegates harness opportunities to collaborate, share experiences, learn from best practices, find partners and investable opportunities, and lead change to achieve their goals in a much larger scale.

To learn more about the event, please visit:

12th Convergences World Forum: Inequalities – Transitions - Solutions

5-9-2019 to 6-9-2019 Paris

The 12th edition of the Convergences World Forum will take place on September 5&6 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. More than 5,000 attendees and speakers from the business, solidarity, government, academic and media will gather to share ideas and build solutions around the theme “Inequalities – Transitions - Solutions”.

Over the past 10 years, the Convergences World Forum became a unique meeting place for the public sector, private companies, civil society, and the media. It is an unmissable event for all actors committed to sustainable development and fighting poverty, that gathers emblematic personalities and international experts.

The Convergences World Forum consists of 2 days of inspiration and debate, workshops and networking time to share ideas and initiatives to co-construct a fair and sustainable world.

Please visit the registration page for details.

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Venice City Solutions – Financing the SDGs at local level

16-11-2018 to 17-10-2018 Venice, Italy

This event is organized within the context of the Local2030: Localizing the SDGs initiative, currently hosted by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. The Venice City Solutions is co-organized by UN-Habitat, United Nations Capital Development Fund – UNCDF and the United Nations Development Programme. The Venice activity is hosted by AICCRE, the Italian association of local governments for the CEMR, and United Cities and Local Government

Venice City Solutions is opened to local and regional governments, ministries in charge of planning, finances or overall implementation of Agenda 2030, as well as selected partners such development banks, donors and private sector with the objective to identify existing experiences, gathering data and providing solutions to the challenge of how to finance the implementation of the SDGs at local level.

For more information please visit or contact diana.lopez .

Concept for Innovative Health Sector Financing: the Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond

12-10-2017 to 12-10-2017 Geneva Social Good Summit

The Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond (RTHB) is an innovative financing mechanism developed and marketed by the Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) and the National Bank of Rwanda and in consultation with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond aims to unlock additional funding to the Rwanda health sector.

Click here for more information: Rwanda Treasury & Health Bond Sweep Concept

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