Social protection for all men and women: A sourcebook for extending social security coverage in Solomon Islands

This publication is intended to serve as a reference book for planners to formulate the policy and strategy to extend social security coverage to the entire population of Solomon Islands.

This publication is a consolidation of research papers and feasibility studies. The scope of these reports covers areas of critical importance in extending social security coverage to workers. These include overview of social security, extension of social security, formal employment sector and informal economy surveys, feasibility studies of pensions, unemployment insurance, traditional systems, workers’ compensation, social assistance, maternity protection and health insurance. As a cross-cutting issue, focus on gender equality has been underpinned for all the feasibility studies.

The purpose of this publication is to present these reports in a consolidated and readable form. The remainder of this sourcebook has been divided into four Parts: Part I comprises eight chapters dealing with a general review of social security and related issues. Part II contains ten feasibility studies on extending social security coverage and covers core results of policy analysis. Part III consists of a chapter on a National Action Plan for Social Security in Solomon Islands and represents the plans, road map and implementation of the policies developed by the feasibility studies. Part IV supplements with ten Annexes.