Social Development Network of Latin America and the Caribbean
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Latin America and the Caribbean (33 countries): government mechanisms devoted to social development, 2017
Country Ministry of Social Development or equivalent Year of creation of specific first instance Mission Minister (year of entry) Poverty and social development Social protection Wellbeing of specific segments Intersectoral Commission for Social Development or equivalent
Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Social Transformation and Development of Human Resources n.d. To be responsible for community and social services, with emphasis on combating poverty, promoting equality and improving the quality of life of people. Samantha Marshall (2014) 1 1 1 1
Argentina Ministry of Health and Social Development 2018 To assist the President and Cabinet of Ministers in everything reagrding social development and its benefits for people, families, and communities from a rights and territorial equality perspective, collaborating across sectors, with other provincial jurisdictions, and the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA), to take action in preventing risky situations and social vulnerability, such as providing access to decent housing, social security, health care, and promoting healthy community behaviors. Carolina Stanley (2015) 1 1 1 1
Barbados Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs 2008 To contribute to the overall socio-economic development of Barbados and the empowerment of all members of society by fully utilizing all available human, financial and technological resources; formulating evidence-based policy; and implementing timely, effective and equitably accessible social programmes and services. Its mission is reaching a transformed social landscape that provides ever improving and equal opportunities for all citizens to achieve a sustainable and acceptable standard of living, an enhanced quality of life and the ability to fully participate effectively in the overall development of the country. Cynthia Y. Forde 1 1
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Ministry of Development Planning 2009 Manager and articulator of the objectives of the development in harmony with Mother Earth. It supports State entities in the planning of plurinational public management, applying policies, strategies and comprehensive instruments of state planning, public investment and financing, strengthening the role of the State and the actors of the plural economy. Its mission is to direct a Comprehensive Planning of the Plurinational State, towards the achievement of the objectives of Integral Development to Live Well in harmony with Mother Earth, within the framework of the Patriotic Agenda 2025. This aims to build a society and a more inclusive, participatory, democratic, non-discriminatory, and with less racism, hatred, or division. Its pillars are: the eradication of extreme poverty; the socialization and universalization of basic services with sovereignty; health, education and sports in order to form an integral human being; among other. Mariana Prado Noya (2017) 1 1 1
Brazil Ministry of Citizenship 2019 The Ministry of Citizenship has the following areas of competence: national social development policy; national food and nutrition security policy; national social assistance policy; national citizenship income policy; policies on drugs, regarding: a) education, information and training for effective action to reduce the illegal use of licit and illicit drugs; b) conducting campaigns to prevent the illegal use of licit and illicit drugs; c) implementation of an integrated network for people with disorders derived from the consumption of psychoactive substances; d) evaluation and monitoring of treatments and therapeutic initiatives; e) reduction of social and health consequences derived from the misuse of licit and illicit drugs; and f) maintaining and updating the Brazilian Observatory on Drug Information; the articulation, coordination, supervision, integration and proposal of the governmental actions and the National System of Public Policies on Drugs in the aspects related to the treatment, the recovery and the social reintegration of the users and addicts of crack and other drugs; actions in favor of re-socialization and the protection of chemical dependents , without overpassing the powers of the bodies that make up the National System of Public Policies on Drugs - Sisnad; articulation between federal, state, district and municipal governments and civil society in the establishment of guidelines and in the execution of actions and programs in the areas of social development, food and nutrition security, citizenship income and social assistance; orientation, monitoring, evaluation and supervision of plans, programs and projects related to the areas of social development, food and nutrition security, citizenship income and social assistance; standardization, orientation, supervision and evaluation of the implementation of social development policies, food and nutrition security, citizenship income and social assistance; management of the National Social Assistance Fund; coordination, supervision, control and evaluation of the operationalization of income transfer programs; among other. Osmar Terra (2019) 1 1 1
Bahamas Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development n.d. The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development has oversight for the following areas: Social Development; Social Services; Public Assistance; Social Welfare; Old Age Pensions; Care of Indigent and Aged Persons; Care Facilities; Child Protection; Disabled Persons; The Williemae Pratt Centre for Girls; The Simpson Peen Centre for Boys; Rehabilitative Services; Community Development; Departments and Sections. Frankie Alfred Campbell (2018) 1 1 1
Belize Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation 1990 The Ministry is the lead entity of the Government of Belize in the development of people, enabling them to realize their full potential and play a meaningful role in their communities. In collaboration with all relevant partners, its mission is to facilitate policy development and to implement programmes that promote social justice and equity, enabling people to be self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens. Its main values and principales are: Social Justice; Equality; Equity; Family Preservation; Non-Discrimination; Participation; Respect and appreciation for the people being served. Anthony Martinez (2015) 1 1 1
Chile Ministry of Social Development and the Family 2011 To contribute to the design and application of social development policies, plans and programs, especially those aimed at eradicating poverty and providing social protection to vulnerable people, promoting mobility and social inclusion. Likewise, it must ensure the coordination, consistency and coherence of the policies, plans and programs in the area of social development, at the national and regional levels and evaluate the pre-investment studies of projects that request financing from the State to determine their social profitability, so that they respond to the strategies and policies of growth and economic and social development that are determined for the country. Sebastián Sichel Ramírez (2019) 1 1 1 1
Colombia Administrative Department for Social Prosperity 2011 It is the entity of the National Government that seeks to create and implement policies, general plans, programs and projects for assistance, attention and reparation to the victims of violence; social inclusion, attention to vulnerable groups and their social and economic reintegration. Its mission is to design, coordinate, and implement public policies for social inclusion and reconciliation. Susana Correa Borrero (2018) 1 1 1 1
Costa Rica Ministry of Human Development and Social Inclusion / Mixed Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS) 2010 To be the leading institution in the country in overcoming poverty, which effectively articulates the efforts of society for that purpose, on the base of their knowledge of the issue and institutional values. For this, the Ministry's mission is to promote dignified living conditions and the social development of people, families and communities in a situation of poverty or risk and social vulnerability, with an emphasis on people in extreme poverty; providing them with opportunities, services and resources, based on knowledge of the real needs of the target population, with a focus on rights, gender equity and territoriality; with the active participation of different social actors and with transparency, and a spirit of service and solidarity. As the leading institution in the country in overcoming poverty, it effectively articulates the efforts of society, based on its knowledge of the subject and institutional values. The management of the Institution will be based on the following values: justice and solidarity; teamwork; excellence; service; transparency. Juan Luis Bermúdez (2019) 1 1 1 1
Cuba Ministry of Labor and Social Security 2001 To propose, direct and control the policy of the State and the Government in the matters of work, protection, safety and hygiene of work, social security and prevention, assistance and social work. Its mission is to develop full employment, the strategic management of human resources for the achievement of a high human, economic and social performance, and the new model of social security management, with the aim of being an institution recognized as advanced in the management of full employment, human capital and social security for all. Margarita Marlene González Fernández (2009) 1 1 1
Dominica Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Relations n.d. To facilitate the development of human and social capital via the provision of support to the most vulnerable segments of society, the reduction of inequality and improved access to opportunities. The Ministry functions as a driving force for the improved social well- being of the populace and to facilitate a transition to a more just society. The Ministry is responsible for the provision of social services, community development and gender programmes. Its functions vary and include social and remedial work with vulnerable clients, promotion of adult education, community entrepreneurship and empowerment, gender equity and equality, involvement in cooperative and economic activities with non-financial cooperatives, civil society and other non-state actors. Catherine Daniel 1 1
Dominican Republic Office of Coordination of Social Policies of the Vice Presidency 2004 Articulation instance of the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the programs included in the Social Protection System of the Dominican Republic, based on three main areas: conditional transfer programs, economic inclusion and human and social development programs. Its functions are: coordinating the formulation, execution and evaluation process of social policies; design, establish and follow up on a strategic agenda of the social sector and inform the President of the Republic about its evolution; know, attend and give effective response social demands in the matters related to its field of action; recommend to the executive preventive action courses for real and potential problems that could affect the sector; analyze and make recommendations about matters of a general nature that are related to the other institutions that comprise it; study the issues that affect the competence of several Ministries related to the social sector and that require the preparation of joint proposals, prior to their resolution. Its mission is to ensure the effectiveness of the strategy and social policies, articulating the programs and actions that in terms of social demand create the institutions that make up the Cabinet, focused on influencing the integral development of Dominican families who live in situations of vulnerability and in the reduction of poverty. Margarita María Cedeño Lizardo (2012) 1 1 1 1
Ecuador Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion 2007 Be the regional and national reference in the definition and execution of economic and social inclusion policies, contributing to the overcoming of inequality gaps; through the joint construction of a good quality of life for the Ecuadorian population. To this end, the Ministry's mission is to define and execute policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects and quality services that are executed with care, for economic and social inclusion. That is to be done with emphasis on the priority attention groups and the population that is in situation of poverty and vulnerability, promoting development and care during the life cycle, upward social mobility and strengthening the popular and solidary economy. The management of the Institution will be based on the following values: Integrity; Transparency; Warmth; Solidarity; Collaboration; Effectiveness; Respect; Responsibility and Democratic leadership Lourdes Berenice Cordero Molina (2017) 1 1 1 1
Grenada Ministry of Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment n.d. The provision of services geared towards the resolution of individual and family problems, the alleviation of poverty, rehabilitation of the disabled, disadvantaged, deprived and those affected by the crisis and natural disasters. To become the vanguard and exemplary organization for positive social development of the citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. The Ministry through the development of policies and the delivery of a range of social welfare services aims to provide equitable and sustainable improvement in the quality of life of all citizens, in particular the needy of our society, the elderly, families, victims of abuse, children, young offenders and persons in need of immediate financial and material assistance. Veronica Charles 1 1 1
Guatemala Ministry of Social Development 2012 It is the leading entity that promotes and articulates policies and actions for the sustainable social development of the population excluded from their basic opportunities, in order to contribute to improve their living conditions and reduce poverty. It strives to be efficient, transparent and reliable, to accompany the vulnerable population of Guatemala, in order to improve their living conditions with dignity and integrate them into the productive activity of the country. The Ministry formulates, dictates and establishes public policies aimed at improving the welfare level of people and groups that are socially vulnerable. As part of the Executive Body it was declared as a national emergency, which implies that it must formulate strategies for people to optimize their health, education and quality of life, while at the same time strengthening national food security. The Ministry is oriented to the attention of Human Rights in general and of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a particular way, considering that many of the social difficulties are based on manifest deficiencies within the combination of these rights. Carlos Velasquez Monge (2018) 1 1 1 1
Guyana Ministry of Social Protection n.d. n.d. Amna Ally
Honduras Secretariat for Development and Social Inclusion 2010 Governing body of public policies in social matters and coordinator of programs and projects aimed at reducing poverty. It seeks to generate opportunities for inclusion and human development in an integral way to vulnerable sectors at risk and exclusion, in order to reduce the social gap in Honduras. Based on the values ??of respect, solidarity, transparency, co-responsibility and efficiency, the institutional objectives of the Secretariat are: to formulate, coordinate and evaluate public policies in social matters and reduction of poverty and extreme poverty, implementing measures of attention and inclusion for the vulnerable population and strengthening the instruments and spaces that allow the articulation of the public offer of the prioritized policies within the framework of the VP and PN; generate access to social protection measures and social compensation to contribute to the reduction of extreme poverty, inequalities, vulnerability and social risk of targeted families; generate opportunities for well-being and the enhancement of skills and abilities to improve the living conditions of families in situations of extreme and relative poverty, vulnerability, exclusion and social risk, achieving their active inclusion in society. Reinaldo Antonio Sanchez Rivera (2018) 1 1 1 1
Haiti Ministry of Social and Labor Affairs 1983 To define and implement the Government's social policy; to guarantee the protection of workers in the formal and informal sectors of the economy and improve living and working conditions; establish, on the basis of national solidarity, an adequate social security regime against physical, economic, social and other risks; lead the fight against hunger, malnutrition, unemployment and indigence; create, authorize, promote and supervise social assistance works, both public and private. Élise Gélin (2018) 1 1 1 1
Jamaica Ministry of labour and social security 1996 To promote a responsive labour market and deliver effective social protection programmes for the vulnerable in an efficient manner while promoting a national culture of productivity within the decent work agenda. Its main mandates are: to provide effective social protection and promote social inclusion; Promote a stable industrial relations climate; promote productivity growth; ensure safety and health of workers; maintain an effective and efficient labour market. Shahine Robinson 1 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services n.d. The Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services will develop and implement culturally sensitive customer service initiatives by using evidence-based data to guide strategic decision making in order to advocate for human and child rights and integrate gender mainstreaming and family wellness to enhance the development of an inclusive society. Wendy Phipps 1 1 1
Saint Lucia Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports and Local Government n.d. To promote, support and facilitate the participation, development and organization of our people, in utilizing their resources to effect self-directed change towards the economic, social, cultural, political and spiritual advancement of themselves, their communities and the nation. Lenard Peter Montoute 1 1
Mexico Ministry of Welfare 2018 The Ministry of Welfare has responsibilities on the following matters: I. Strengthen welfare, development, inclusion and social cohesion in the country. II. Formulate, conduct and evaluate the general policy of social development for the effective fight against poverty. III. Coordinating actions that affect the welfare of the population, the fight against poverty and human development, promoting a better standard of living. IV. Encourage the activities of civil society organizations in welfare affairs, poverty eradication and human development V. Evaluate the application of transfers of funds to states and municipalities, and of the social and private sectors, which are derived from the actions and investments agreed upon in the terms of this article; VI. Coordinate, specify and execute special programs for the attention of the most unprotected social sectors to raise the standard of living of the population VII. To promote policies and follow up on programs of social inclusion and protection of the rights of children and adolescents VIII. Develop public policies and follow up on the programs of support and inclusion of young people to participatory and productive social life; IX. Promote public policies and follow up on inclusion and care programs for older adults and their rights; of persons with disabilities and of indigenous peoples XI. Promote, through the National System of Public and Private Social Assistance, public policies regarding social assistance and family integration. XII. Promote the construction of infrastructure and equipment to strengthen the development and social inclusion. XIV. Formulating, conducting and evaluating the policy of promotion and development of the social sector of the economy; XV. Promoting the organization and constitution of all types of cooperative societies, whose purpose is industrial production, distribution or consumption, and XVI. To encourage and support rural family subsistence production units; XVII. Participation in the coordination and implementation of rural development policies to raise the level of welfare of families, communities and ejidos; XVIII. Assist in the design and implementation of public policies aimed at promoting agroforestry, productivity, social economy and employment in rural areas and to prevent migration from rural areas; XIX. Promote programs to promote co-responsibility in an equitable manner between families, the State and social and private assistance institutions, regarding child care and protection of vulnerable groups; XX. Coordinate, together with the General Coordination of Programs for Development, the State Delegations of the Programs for the Development of the Federative Entities XXI. Integrate, maintain and update an information system with the lists of beneficiaries of social programs of the Federal Public Administration, as well as debug their duplications. The Secretariat of Welfare has responsibilities on the following matters: I. Strengthen welfare, development, inclusion and social cohesion in the country. II. Formulate, conduct and evaluate the general policy of social development for the effective fight against poverty. III. Coordinating actions that affect the welfare of the population, the fight against poverty and human development, promoting a better standard of living. IV. Encourage the activities of civil society organizations in welfare affairs, poverty eradication and human development V. Evaluate the application of transfers of funds to states and municipalities, and of the social and private sectors, which are derived from the actions and investments agreed upon in the terms of this article; VI. Coordinate, specify and execute special programs for the attention of the most unprotected social sectors to raise the standard of living of the population VII. To promote policies and follow up on programs of social inclusion and protection of the rights of children and adolescents VIII. Develop public policies and follow up on the programs of support and inclusion of young people to participatory and productive social life; IX. Promote public policies and follow up on inclusion and care programs for older adults and their rights; of persons with disabilities and of indigenous peoples XI. Promote, through the National System of Public and Private Social Assistance, public policies regarding social assistance and family integration. XII. Promote the construction of infrastructure and equipment to strengthen the development and social inclusion. XIV. Formulating, conducting and evaluating the policy of promotion and development of the social sector of the economy; XV. Promoting the organization and constitution of all types of cooperative societies, whose purpose is industrial production, distribution or consumption, and XVI. To encourage and support rural family subsistence production units; XVII. Participation in the coordination and implementation of rural development policies to raise the level of welfare of families, communities and ejidos; XVIII. Assist in the design and implementation of public policies aimed at promoting agroforestry, productivity, social economy and employment in rural areas and to prevent migration from rural areas; XIX. Promote programs to promote co-responsibility in an equitable manner between families, the State and social and private assistance institutions, regarding child care and protection of vulnerable groups; XX. Coordinate, together with the General Coordination of Programs for Development, the State Delegations of the Programs for the Development of the Federative Entities XXI. Integrate, maintain and update an information system with the lists of beneficiaries of social programs of the Federal Public Administration, as well as debug their duplications. María Luisa Albores González (2018) 1 1 1 1
Nicaragua Ministry of Family, Adolescence and Children 2007 To facilitate the execution of integral actions for the benefit of vulnerable population groups, underprivileged and abandoned children, elderly people and people with different abilities, seeking to offer self-supporting solutions. By mandate of the Law 290, it implements social policies for the promotion, prevention and special protection of the rights of girls, boys, adolescents, seniors and families that are in situations of social risk. Its mission is to guarantee the restitution and protection of the fundamental rights of children and adolescents who are in a situation of greater disadvantage, vulnerability or risk. For this, we work with astrategy of shared responsibility with the participation of families; young people; the Cabinet of the Family, Communities and Life and the Solidary Homes. Johana Vanessa Flores (2018) 1 1 1 1
Panama Ministry of Social Development 2005 Main excecutor of the social policies of the Panamanian State, its responsabilities are: To strengthen the abilities and capacities of the country's human capital and to achieve the sustainability of national development, Saving for social protection and regulation of the quality of services, to prevent social exclusion and compensate for its consequences. Its mission is to become a government entity that facilitates processes that generate social policy and that invests in the promotion and strengthening of collective capacities and in the prevention of social exclusion and compensation for its effects. It aspires to carry out an institutional management guided by widely agreed social policies that promote social organization, equity and common welfare. Markova Concepción Jaramillo (2019) 1 1 1 1
Peru Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion 2011 The Ministry (MIDIS) is the main entity that is responsible for national policies that promote Development and Social Inclusion. Its mission is to ensure that the social policies and programs of the different sectors and different levels of government act in a coordinated and articulated manner, in order to close gaps in access to universal quality public services and access to the opportunities that economic growth opens up. The MIDIS was created to change the inertia, fragmentation and disarticulation of the Peruvian State in the face of poverty and social exclusion and to coordinate joint actions in the different territories of the country, monitor compliance with agreements and evaluate the impacts that are generated in order to mark the course of the State towards an effective fight against poverty. Paola Bustamante Suárez (2019) 1 1 1
Paraguay Ministry of Social Development 2018 Its responsabilities are: The design and implementation of policies, plans, programmes, and projects that deal with development and social equity, through the interinstitutional coordination of all actions aiming at reducing inequalities and improving the quality of life of population segments facing situations of poverty and/or vulnerability with a life-cycle approach,grounded in the constitutional principles and values relative to the respect of human rights, social justice, equity, inclusion, solidarity, sustainability, equality of opportunities, and social participation. Mario Alberto Varela Cardozo (2018) 1 1 1
Suriname Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Housing n.d. The Ministry supports vulnerable groups in our society, so that they can also enjoy a decent level of life. Some of the groups supported by the Ministry are children and young people; people with disabilities; homeless persons and households; senior citizens; persons and families with low incomes. Cristien Polak 1 1 1
El Salvador Technical and Planning Secretariat of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic 2009 It is a support unit of the Presidency of the Republic. It contributes to the fulfillment of the attributions and functions that correspond to this entity. Its essential objective is to ensure the technical viability of the main government actions. It Exercises the following functions: Advise the President of the Republic in making strategic decisions in the economic area; Direct the development of the Five-Year Plan of the Executive Branch; to directly coordinate the Economic Management Cabinet, promoting the optimization of its efforts and the coherence of its actions; Organize the National Planning System and the National System of Statistics and Indicators and coordinate them; Participate and coordinate in the process of design and formulation of public policies to be carried out by different state entities, in order to achieve compatibility with the Government's General Plan, presenting the necessary proposals, seeking the optimization of resources and the simplification of functions; Favor, develop, coordinate with the Secretariat of Governance and Communications and follow up with said Secretariat, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, processes of dialogue, agreement, negotiation and structuring of agreements, to facilitate the implementation of decisions and projects corresponding to their attributions, in a framework of agreement and understanding; Coordinate, prioritize and assign, in consultation with the corresponding Ministries and Secretariats, the distribution of non-reimbursable technical, financial cooperation funds that Governments, International Organizations and Foreign Entities grant to the State; Direct the formulation of reimbursable financial cooperation programs; as well as negotiating, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance or another Secretary of State or competent entity, the loan contracting process. Likewise, in order to obtain International cooperation with Governments, International Organizations and foreign entities, it will transfer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the priorities established for its respective management. Address the responsibilities that in laws or regulations are established as appropriate to the Minister of Planning and Coordination of Economic and Social Development, provided that such responsibilities have not been expressly attributed in said laws or regulations to another Ministry of State; Assist in the development, coordination and monitoring of the processes and structuring of agreements to facilitate the Government's General Plan; Participate in the National Council of Territorial Development and Regulation; Elaborate and promote the State Modernization Policy, to make government processes efficient, optimize the human resources of the Public Administration and improve the service to the citizens; and other attributions or functions that are indicated by the legal system or that are expressly agreed by the President of the Republic. Oscar Samuel Ortíz (2014) 1
Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Social Development and Family Services 2004 The MSDFS is the core social sector Ministry with responsibility for coordinating the implementation of Government’s social and human development objectives. The MSDFS is mandated with responsibility for addressing the social challenges of poverty, social inequality and social exclusion. Particular emphasis is placed on developing and executing programmes and services that protect and assist vulnerable and marginalized groups in society such as women, children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, the poor/indigent, the socially displaced, ex-prisoners, deportees and persons living with HIV/AIDS. The major roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services are: serving as a central coordinating body for the social sector with respect to the conduct of research, policy and programme planning and development; and monitoring and evaluation; facilitating networking, information and data gathering and dissemination within the social sector and with external agencies; initiating and operationalizing programmes for subsequent hand over to relevant social sector Ministries; developing systems, strategies and programmes to realize positive attitudes and behaviour in the citizenry; identifying gaps and making recommendations for the drafting and amendment of legislation relevant to the sector; fostering peace, harmony and social justice through programmes such as community mediation; fostering good governance through the promotion of participatory development approaches; delivering social services and providing social support for vulnerable groups, towards sustainable enhancement of their well-being. The Ministry’s seven Strategic/Corporate Objectives according to its core stakeholder groups are as follows: to reduce the incidence of the poverty in society; to increase the level of participation of persons with disabilities in society toward the realisation of their full potential; to sustain and enhance the well-being of all elderly persons; to reduce the number of socially displaced persons; to reduce substance abuse in the population; to develop, monitor and evaluate the policy framework for the effective delivery of social services; to achieve a high performance, customer focused organization that meets its operational and strategic objectives in an efficient and effective way. Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn 1 1 1 1
Uruguay Ministry of Social Development 2005 To formulate, execute, supervise, coordinate, program, monitor and evaluate the policies, strategies and policies regarding women, young people, families, the elderly, people with disabilities and social development in general. The Ministry of Social Development, is responsible for nation wide social policies, as well as coordination - in both sectoral and territorial level -, articulation, monitoring, monitoring and evaluation of plans, programs and projects, in the areas of its competence, regarding the consolidation of a progressive redistributive social policy. Likewise, it is the mission of this ministry to contribute to the development of social participation that allows the strengthening of the active citizenship of the Uruguayans, promoting the broadest integration of the citizens in their activities. Marina Arismendi (2015) 1 1 1 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, People with Disabilities and Youth n.d. Our missions are: to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level; to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members; to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development, and to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens. Frederick A. Stephenson 1 1 1
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Ministry of People's Power for Communes and Social Movements 2009 To implement social policies that promote the democratic exercise and vitality, in terms of promotion, assistance and integral participative social development, through committees, plans, programs and projects of the social protection system. This is based on the integrality not only of care for the affected or social group injured in extreme poverty or maximum social exclusion, but also to the social context surrounding the affected or vulnerable population at possible risk. Blanca Eekhout (2018) 1 1 1 1


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Source: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on the basis of official information from the countries.

/a The countries for which the date of creation of the Ministry of Social Development are not available are not included in the chart (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago).

/b It should be mentioned that in Uruguay previously there was the Ministry of Housing and Social Promotion which was dissolved in 1977.

* he Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Cuba was created in 1994, through the Decree Law 147 of the reorganization of the agencies of the Central State Administration. In 2001 the National Institute of Social Security was created making the work of the Ministry more complex. In the year 2012 through the Agreement No. 7335 of the Council of Ministers the Ministry of Labor and Social Securityis given the mission to propose, direct and control the policy of the State and the Government on labor, protection, safety and health of work, social security and prevention, assistance and social work.

Note: The registered years in the data base show the creation of the instance with the explicit mandate.

 

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