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Santo Domingo.- The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday called the Dominican government social programs a models of innovation and example for the region.

Jessica Faieta, UNDP director for Latin America and the Caribbean, lauded the social policies being implemented in the Dominican Republic,  during the VIII Ministerial Development Forum in Latin America and the Caribbean, held Monday and Tuesday.

"We are happy that it's the Dominican Republic (event venue) because of it's emblematic commitments regarding the reduction of poverty and inequities in the country and has been very innovative in its policies," Faieta said.

She said during several years the UNDP has been paying attention to social policies implemented in the country.

"Their CCTs are highly innovative, are important elements in the use of technology, how they are made focalizations groups are being discriminated against. What most caught my attention is how it is improving, how it has learned from these own challenges, sometimes mistakes are improved. And that has even helped ourselves to use it as a model and helps us support other countries " Faieta said, interviewed by

Backing the statements was United Nations System resident coordinator Lorenzo Jimenez de Luis, who listed the initiatives: president Danilo Medina's surprise Sunday visits and extended school day, which he called "paradigms" for being "different, innovative and already being replicating in other countries." 

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Written by: zooma, 3 Nov 2016 9:20 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

The real model would be for the legislators and very high officials to take cuts in salaries and perks. Also, remove the commission system on capital projects that benefit them. Use the funds budgeted for the previous to better the social programs.

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