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Americas Quarterly Social Inclusion Index Launch

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

July 24, 2013
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What is social inclusion? How do countries stack up in the region? On July 24, Americas Quarterly and Americas Society/Council of the Americas held a pre-publication briefing of its second annual Social Inclusion Index in the forthcoming summer issue of Americas Quarterly.

Drawing from household survey data, public opinion surveys, statistics on economic growth and poverty, and surveys of political, civil, and human rights, AQ’s Social Inclusion Index evaluates 16 countries on access to public and private goods by race/ethnicity and gender, attitudes toward empowerment and government responsiveness, and the protection of basic civil, political, and human rights.

In addition, this year, AQ added three new variables and compared countries across the region on: women’s rights, LGBT rights, and financial inclusion by gender.  

Three members of Americas Quarterly and AS/COA provided an overview of the regional results and rankings by country and variable. Experts provided comments. 

Introductory Remarks:

  • Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director, Seattle International Foundation

Speakers:

  • Christopher Sabatini,  Editor-In-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas: Overview of variables and regional findings
  • Alana Tummino, Editor, Americas Quarterly; Manager of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas: Results for women’s rights, LGBT rights, and financial access
  • Jason Marczak, Senior Editor, Americas Quarterly; Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas: Comparison to homicide rates in Central America

Discussants: 

  • Judith Morrison, Senior Advisor for the Gender and Diversity Unit, Inter-American Development Bank
  • José Cuesta, Senior Economist, Poverty Reduction and Equity, The World Bank

This event and the Index is supported in part by the Seattle International Foundation

Event information: Caitlin Watson | cwatson@as-coa.org | 212-277-8372
Press: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

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