Towards effective and fiscally sustainable Social Protection Floors

This document is the preliminary report prepared for the meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Guadalajara (Mexico), 17-18 May 2012, on the state of ILO-IMF collaboration in exploring the fiscal feasibility of national social protection floors in selected countries. The report stresses that the ILO-IMF collaboration has been crucial in demonstrating that even in low- and lower-middle-income countries such as Mozambique, El Salvador and Viet Nam, basic social protection floor measures are affordable and can be implemented gradually and over time without worsening the outlook for debt and fiscal sustainability.