Books and reports

2022

  1. UN collaboration on social protection: Reaching consensus on how to accelerate social protection systems-building

    05 May 2022

    The objective of this publication is to work towards a consensus among UN agencies on how best to support countries to achieve progress towards universal social protection in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 April 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22.

2021

  1. A guide for employment services practical training package for employment services staff in Indonesia

    30 November 2021

    This practical training package is design to improve the basic capacity of Employment Services staff members in order to provide better services to their clients – jobseekers and employers.

  2. A guide for employment services theoretical (e-learning) training package for employment services staff in Indonesia

    30 November 2021

    This theoretical training package is design to improve the basic capacity of Employment Services staff members in order to provide better services to their clients – jobseekers and employers.

  3. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience

    29 June 2021

    For most workers in the informal economy, the lack of social protection is a challenge not only in their daily struggles to make ends meet but in their aspirations to obtain decent work, rights and dignity. For the societies in which they live, the lack of social protection coverage weakens social justice and undermines inclusive growth and the realization of human rights.

  4. Building social protection systems: International standards and human rights instruments

    19 May 2021

    A reference for practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders, as well as a guidebook for the general public.

  5. Extending social protection to rural populations: Perspectives for a common FAO and ILO approach

    11 February 2021

    Extending social protection for all is core to the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The present paper lays out the specific profiles, risks and vulnerabilities of rural populations and explores options to extend social protection coverage to them.

2020

  1. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

2019

  1. Maternity income protection in Southern and Eastern Africa. From concept to practice

    02 December 2019

    This publication is part of a collaboration of the ILO with the Eastern and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) to encourage the move from employer liability systems to social insurance based systems and to provide universal and comprehensive coverage.

  2. Fiscal Space for Social Protection. A Handbook for Assessing Financing Options

    07 November 2019

    This practical handbook is an essential companion to assess financing options to extend social protection coverage and benefits.

  3. Reversing Pension Privatizations. Rebuilding public pension systems in Eastern Europe and Latin America

    31 March 2019

    From 1981 to 2014, thirty countries privatized fully or partially their public mandatory pensions; as of 2018, eighteen countries have reversed the privatization.

  4. 100 years of social protection. The road to universal social protection systems and floors. Vol. 1: 50 country cases

    07 February 2019

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

  5. Towards universal social protection for children: Achieving SDG 1.3

    06 February 2019

    The importance of ensuring adequate social protection for children has long been high on the agenda of both the ILO and UNICEF. For children, social protection takes on a special significance, since the negative effects of poverty and deprivation in childhood have ramifications that can last a lifetime.

2017

  1. Unemployment protection: A good practices guide and training package

    25 August 2017

    Learning from concrete country experiences and practices, the package provides guidelines and tools to conduct training sessions and workshops on unemployment protection.

  2. Case studies and exercises on unemployment protection: Based on the fictional country of Coresia

    25 August 2017

    Social protection and decent work are recognized as cornerstones of the new global development agenda, with a prominent space in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Social protection and unemployment protection are also priorities set by the 2013 ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, with a number of ASEAN Member States considering the introduction of unemployment insurance schemes in the near future.

2016

  1. Social Protection Floors. Volume 3. Governance and Financing

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  2. Social Protection Floors. Volume 2. Innovations to Extend Coverage

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  3. Social Protection Floors. Volume 1. Universal Schemes

    22 December 2016

    The volumes on “Social Protection Floors” present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making.

  4. Challenges in long-term care of the elderly in Central and Eastern Europe

    13 October 2016

    The purpose of this report is to shed light on the growing long-term care challenges in social protection, with a particular focus on the Central and Eastern European countries.

  5. Child Benefits in Central and Eastern Europe - A comparative review

    13 October 2016

    The purpose of this report is to review the social protection policy for children in Central and Eastern European countries. In particular, the analysis of this report focuses on cash child benefits (family allowances) and their impact on child poverty.