Publications and tools

2015

  1. National experiences in building social protection floors. India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

    30 November 2015

    This study reviews the legislation and implementation of the Indian Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the light of the provisions of Recommendation No. 202.

  2. The decade of adjustment. A review of austerity trends 2010-2020 in 187 countries

    30 November 2015

    This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main adjustment measures considered by governments in both high-income and developing countries; (iii) applies the United Nations Global Policy Model to simulate the impact of expenditure consolidation on growth and employment; (iv) discusses the threats of austerity to welfare and social progress; and (v) calls for urgent action by governments to adopt alternative and equitable policies for socio-economic recovery.

  3. Bangladesh. Technical note. Comparison between employment injury provisions in the Labour Act and standard provisions of an employment injury insurance scheme

    26 November 2015

    OIT/TF/Bangladesh/R.2

  4. Bangladesh. Rana Plaza Compensation Scheme. Technical report on the scheme design and operationalization, and lessons learnt

    26 November 2015

    OIT/TF/Bangladesh/R.1

  5. The state of social protection in ASEAN at the dawn of integration

    25 November 2015

    The ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection channels a growing consensus in the region that the establishment of Social Protection Floors is fundamental for reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

  6. Ghana. Rationalizing social protection expenditure in Ghana

    05 November 2015

    OIT/TF/Ghana/R.20

  7. Maastricht University Master's courses for Social and Public Policy, Financing, Design and Human Development: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The global trend to overhaul and revise welfare and social protection systems further increases the need for well-qualified quantitative social protection analysts and managers. Many developing countries and transition-economies, but also some industrialized countries, do not have these specialists or managers; neither do they have access to comprehensive, concise and problem-orientated training programmes. Well-trained experts in each country would make a notable difference with respect to the development of effective social protection strategies for the extension of social protection and through good governance to the long-term viability of national social protection systems and thus to people’s long-term social security.

  8. Long-term care (LTC) protection for older persons: A review of coverage deficits in 46 countries

    24 September 2015

    Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing longterm care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. This paper has developed global estimates on LTC protection of persons aged 65 and over.

  9. The role of economic and social councils and similar institutions in promoting social protection floors for all through social dialogue

    21 July 2015

    Report of the ILO-AICESIS Conference 20-21 November 2014 Seoul, Korea

  10. Social protection for maternity: Key policy trends and statistics

    15 July 2015

    This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of maternity cash benefits and maternity care in 188 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of maternity protection coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iii) describes the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher-income economies; (iv) presents the costs of a universal benefit to all pregnant women in 57 low and middle income countries; and (v) calls for the expansion of maternity protection to accelerate progress on women’s rights and enhancing the well-being of new mothers, promoting inclusive development and social justice.

  11. Recovery of the World of Work in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    08 July 2015

    Bringing ILO Support to Decent Work for the Social and Economic post-Ebola Recovery

  12. Social protection floor in Mongolia

    18 May 2015

    Social protection floors comprise basic, nationally defined, social protection guarantees in the areas of health care, income security for children, those of working age and the elderly.

  13. Income Inequalities in Perspective

    08 May 2015

    This document analysis income and wealth inequalities in a time perspective.

  14. Global evidence on inequities in rural health protection. New data on rural deficits in health coverage for 174 countries

    05 May 2015

    This paper presents global estimates on rural/urban disparities in access to health-care services.

  15. Fiscal space for social protection. Options to expand social investments in 187 countries

    02 May 2015

    This paper presents eight financing alternatives, based on policy positions by the United Nations and international financial institutions, and shows that fiscal space for social protection exists even in the poorest countries.

2014

  1. Social protection for children: Key policy trends and statistics

    08 December 2014

    This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of child and family benefits in 183 countries; (ii) presents the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher income economies; (iii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of child and family benefit coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iv) presents the costs of basic universal child and orphan benefits in 57 low and lower middle income countries; and (v) calls for the expansion of social protection for children and families in pursuit of crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.

  2. Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

    08 December 2014

    This policy paper (i) examines the dimensions of the global health crisis based on severe deficits in health protection and limited access to needed health care; (ii) presents the extent of the health crisis at global, regional and national level as well as rural/urban divergences within countries and their root causes; (iii) suggests policy options to address the health protection crisis using the framework of national social protection floors by focusing on inclusive legislation and adequate financing as well as making quality services available and providing financial protection; (iv) concludes that progressing towards universal health protection is possible by developing a three step approach that yields highest rates of returns in terms of sustainability, economic growth and equity. The Annexes present global data on total health expenditure, health coverage and skilled health workers for 171 countries.

  3. Social Protection Week Synopsis

    05 December 2014

    Synopsis of the Zambia Social Protection 16 - 20 May 2016

  4. Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015. From fiscal consolidation to expanding social protection: Key to crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.

    18 November 2014

    This policy paper: (i) examines IMF government spending projections for 181 countries, identifying two main phases: fiscal expansion (2008-2009) and fiscal consolidation (2010 onwards); (ii) presents the main adjustment measures considered since 2010 and their adverse socio-economic impacts in both high income and developing countries; (iii) analyses divergent trends in social protection across regions, focusing on the positive expansion of social protection floors in a majority of developing countries; (iv) reviews potential areas of fiscal space for the necessary extension of social protection systems; and (v) presents the developmental arguments to invest in social protection in pursuit of crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.

  5. Maternity protection and the childcare systems in Central Asia: national studies in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan

    01 November 2014

    ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; International Labour Organization. – Moscow: ILO, 2014