Information resources

The Social Protection Department constantly develops and shares a sound knowledge base on social protection through the publication of studies, working papers, guides, manuals and reports and the development of universally accessible international databases. The Department supports actors involved in the extension of social security: policy makers, technical teams from ministries, donors, technical cooperation experts, social security funds managers, etc., providing them international interdisciplinary knowledge sharing environments and technical assistance services for the design, extension and reform of social security systems in the light of the challenges of changing demographic and economic conditions.

Interactive platforms

  1. Social Protection Platform

    The knowledge sharing platform platform of the ILO Social Protection Department.

  2. Centro de informação em proteção social (CIPS)

    An information centre for the Portuguese speaking countries.


  1. Global statistics on social security

  2. Labour standars and legislation

    1. NORMLEX
      NORMLEX is an ILO information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws.