Policy papers

2018

  1. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 63

    Reversing pension privatization: Rebuilding public pension systems in Eastern European and Latin American countries (2000-18)

    31 October 2018

  2. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 64

    Pension Privatization and Reversal of Pension Reforms in Argentina

    30 October 2018

  3. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 65

    Reversing pension privatization in Bolivia

    30 October 2018

  4. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 66

    Reversing privatization and re-nationalizing pensions in Hungary

    30 October 2018

  5. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 67

    Reversing pension privatization in Kazakhstan

    30 October 2018

  6. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 68

    Reversing pension privatization: The case of Polish pension reform and re-reforms

    30 October 2018

  7. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 69

    The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Ecuador

    30 October 2018

  8. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 70

    Repeal of the privatization of the pension system in Nicaragua

    30 October 2018

  9. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 71

    The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Venezuela

    30 October 2018

  10. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 72

    Second-pillar pension re-reforms in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, and Slovakia. Benefit payouts amidst continuing retrenchment

    30 October 2018

  11. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 61

    From principles to practice: A method for identifying income sufficiency when applying International Legal Standards

    30 October 2018

    Is access to sufficient level of income required for social protection, and if so at what level? Although ILO Conventions and Recommendations make reference to income standards, much about them has been left unspecified.

  12. Social Protection Policy Papers. Paper 17

    Social protection for older persons: Policy trends and statistics 2017-19

    26 September 2018

  13. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 62

    Universal Basic Income proposals in light of ILO standards: Key issues and global costing

    30 August 2018

  14. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 60

    Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.

  15. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 59

    Is biometric technology in social protection programmes illegal or arbitrary? An analysis of privacy and data protection

    05 June 2018

    Social protection programmes require processing significant data amounts, including often-sensitive information such as household assets, health status and physical or intellectual disabilities. Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of privacy and data security in social protection programme design, implementation and evaluation.

2017

  1. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 58

    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

2016

  1. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 52

    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.

  2. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 55

    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.

  3. Extension of Social Security - Working Paper - ESS 54

    Protecting people and the environment. Lessons learnt from Brazil's Bolsa Verde, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa and 56 other experiences

    05 May 2016

    This working paper provides an overview of 56 Payments for Environmental Services (PES) experiences in 19 countries from the global south that combine social protection and environmental objectives within one programme.

  4. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 16

    Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics

    10 March 2016

    This policy paper: (i) provides an overview of the global situation of social security provisions for domestic workers in 163 countries; (ii) analyses trends, policies and gaps in terms of legal and effective social security coverage for domestic workers; (iii) describes and analyses the configuration of social security schemes for domestic workers, such as their institutional organization, financing and administration; (iv) informs on challenges to extending coverage; and (v) provides a compilation and description of international practices of social security schemes for the domestic work sector, including comparative information.