Employment injury insurance and protection

GEIP: ILO Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection
Workers’ Compensation for the social protection floor at work
The right to Employment Injury Benefits for all workers

Employment injury insurance and protection in case of injury at workplace is vital to social peace, inclusive and fair redistribution and the economic and competitive success. Enterprises of all types have the responsibility to protect all their work force in case of injury and workplace risks. Through the Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (GEIP), the ILO addresses workforce needs in case of employment injury, as highlighted in paragraphs 3, 5  and 9 of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) The programme leverage on ILO’s extensive experience with enterprises and social security institutions.

The Programme provides technical assistance by:
  • Tailoring it to the needs of each country
  • Bearing in mind the national affordability and capacity to cover workers and comply with social security.

Videos

  1. A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

  2. Employment Injury Insurance: A way forward for Malawi's workforce

News, articles and events

  1. Press release

    Building employment injury protection for platform workers

    27 April 2021

    The ILO Country Office in Beijing and MOHRSS organized a Research Seminar on Employment Injury Insurance for Workers in the Platform Economy aimed at sharing experiences and providing recommendations for a national regulatory framework for employment injury coverage of platform workers in China.

  2. Event

    Research Seminar on Employment Injury Insurance (EII) for Workers in the Platform Economy

    Worldwide, only 35.4% of the labour force is covered "by law" for employment injury insurance. The challenge of extending employment injury protection remains of high importance in many countries. In China, coverage of employment injury insurance (EII) is still relatively low when compared to the success in the expansion of coverage of employee pension schemes.

Projects

  1. The GEIP works with national and regional actors to improve, audit or create the best employment injury insurance system for each country.