100 years of social protection: The road to universal social protection systems and floors

This book is a compendium of 50 country good practices in building national social protection systems including floors.

This volume documents how countries in Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe have achieved universal coverage in the areas of child and maternity benefits, disability and old age pensions, health and others; which financing sources countries have allocated for the extension of social protection; what innovations governments have implemented to ensure that no one is left behind. The volume also documents historical perspectives to understand how national social security systems have advanced over the past decades. These country experiences are useful for practitioners and policy-makers, to provide the basis for better informed policies. It also provides inspiration to all of us on ways to build the future that we want, a world where the human right to social protection is a reality for all.