Publications and tools

2017

  1. Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries

    13 December 2017

    This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries

  2. World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals [Executive summary]

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.

  3. World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.

  4. Unemployment protection: A good practices guide and training package

    25 August 2017

    Learning from concrete country experiences and practices, the package provides guidelines and tools to conduct training sessions and workshops on unemployment protection.

  5. Case studies and exercises on unemployment protection: Based on the fictional country of Coresia

    25 August 2017

    Social protection and decent work are recognized as cornerstones of the new global development agenda, with a prominent space in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Social protection and unemployment protection are also priorities set by the 2013 ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, with a number of ASEAN Member States considering the introduction of unemployment insurance schemes in the near future.

  6. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.

  7. Fact sheet (Dec 2016): The social protection floor for Mongolia

    14 February 2017

    The updated edition of the SPF fact sheet presents a national social protection floor for Mongolia as agreed through the Assessment Based National Dialogue (ABND) conducted in 2013-14. It also summarizes the process of ABND in Mongolia and shares results of an updated cost estimate of the social protection floor for Mongolia in the 2016 economic context.

2016

  1. Social Protection Floors. Volume 3. Governance and Financing

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  2. Social Protection Floors. Volume 2. Innovations to Extend Coverage

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  3. Social Protection Floors. Volume 1. Universal Schemes

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  4. Social protection systems in Latin America: An assessment

    08 December 2016

    This paper assesses the present state of social protection systems in Latin America and their future challenges.

  5. Health workforce: A global supply chain approach. New data on the employment effects of health economies in 185 countries.

    08 December 2016

    This paper provides evidence that investments in health protection not only impact on the achievement of health objectives, but also create an important source of employment across numerous economic sectors.

  6. Universal old-age pensions in Mongolia

    15 November 2016

    This universal social protection brief presents Mongolia's programmes for old-age pension.

  7. The Universal Child Money Programme in Mongolia

    15 November 2016

    This universal social protection brief presents Mongolia's universal programme on child benefits: Its description, evolution, main impacts and future perspectives.

  8. Technical report of the pilot programme for increasing income security of rural youth in Bayankhongor and Uvurkhangai aimags of Mongolia

    10 November 2016

    This report presents the strategies, outcomes and lessons of the pilot programme for rural youth in Mongolia. It also provides a number recommendations to improve income security of young herders.

  9. Challenges in long-term care of the elderly in Central and Eastern Europe

    13 October 2016

    The purpose of this report is to shed light on the growing long-term care challenges in social protection, with a particular focus on the Central and Eastern European countries.

  10. Child Benefits in Central and Eastern Europe - A comparative review

    13 October 2016

    The purpose of this report is to review the social protection policy for children in Central and Eastern European countries. In particular, the analysis of this report focuses on cash child benefits (family allowances) and their impact on child poverty.

  11. Extending social security to the informal economy - Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Moldova

    13 October 2016

    This report analyses effects of the informal economy on social security, and discusses possible policy measures to extend the social security coverage for workers in the informal economy.

  12. Promoting social insurance: Dedicated for herders

    30 September 2016

    The self-learning manual for herders on social insurance. The manual was produced only in Mongolian.

  13. Bulgan and Tsatsral are getting familiarized with social insurance

    30 September 2016

    The comic book for students and young people provides basic information about social insurance in Mongolia including its all five schemes. The book is available only in Mongolian.