Maternity income protection in Southern and Eastern Africa. From concept to practice

This publication is part of a collaboration of the ILO with the Eastern and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) to encourage the move from employer liability systems to social insurance based systems and to provide universal and comprehensive coverage.

This publication aims to take stock of the existing situation in Southern and Eastern Africa but also to reflect the actual experience of countries that are undergoing processes of reform. The overall trends are
towards longer and better paid leave, funded by social insurance.