The ILO World Social Protection Database (WSPDB) is the main source of global data on social protection. The WSPD collects, stores and disseminates comparable statistical data on social security worldwide. Data compilation on social protection is mainly driven by the administrative data received from governments.
The ILO’s Social Protection Monitor is based on media/news published online. The Monitor tracks announcements of social protection measures, defined as any policy decision that affects the functioning of a social protection system, from minor parametric adjustments to major developments and reforms, as well as social subsidies. The Monitor is a useful source for addressing information gaps and detecting global and regional trends in a timely manner.