Publications and tools

2022

  1. The role of social protection in the elimination of child labour: Evidence review and policy implications

    18 May 2022

    This new ILO-UNICEF report provides a rigorous review of what the latest research says about the power of social protection to combat child labour. Providing families with direct assistance to help them weather crises can help reduce negative coping strategies like child labour and child marriage.

  2. 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.

  3. Social Protection & Cooperatives Spotlight - Mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection

    29 April 2022

    This ILO Spotlight brief is jointly developed by the Social Protection Department and the Cooperatives Unit in the Enterprises Department. It focuses on mobilizing social and solidarity economy units towards universal social protection. The brief builds on the related section of the Office Report on “Decent work and the social and solidarity economy” prepared for general discussion at the International Labour Conference 110th Session, 2022 (paras 73 et seq.).

  4. Policy brief: Social Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina: challenges and key policy issues

    22 April 2022

    This policy note summarises the key challenges in the social protection financing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and presents recommendations for action.

  5. Issues in Social Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina: coverage, adequacy, expenditure and financing

    22 April 2022

    This report presents the core problems in the existing social protection system in Bosnia and Herzegovina based on evidence-based analysis and identifies the key issues requiring action.

  6. 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.

  7. Accessing medical benefits under ESI Scheme: A demand-side perspective

    06 April 2022

    This study brings together comprehensive primary evidence from four states of India supplemented by an analysis of relevant secondary data, to identify obstacles and incentives faced by beneficiaries in accessing the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) services.

  8. Digital innovations in social health protection for India: Technical resource document

    17 February 2022

  9. Intervention Model: For extending social protection to migrant seasonal agricultural workers

    04 February 2022

  10. Investing more in universal social protection. Filling the financing gap through domestic resource mobilization and international support and coordination

    14 January 2022

    Large and persistent gaps in social protection coverage, comprehensiveness and adequacy are linked to many barriers, including high levels of informality, institutional fragmentation of the social protection system and significant financing gaps for social protection in a context of limited fiscal space.

  11. Investing better in universal social protection. Applying international social security standards in social protection policy and financing

    13 January 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant gaps in the coverage, comprehensiveness and adequacy of social protection systems worldwide. These gaps have jeopardized the health, incomes and jobs of billions of people. Closing these protection gaps, facilitating faster and inclusive socio-economic recovery and enhancing resilience against future shocks requires more investment in social protection.

2021

  1. Complaint and appeals mechanisms: Protecting the right to social security

    20 December 2021

    Access to complaint and appeal mechanisms, as well as effective remedies, is core to any human rights-based social protection system. Every human being has a right to social security and it is up to the state to adopt measures that enable protected persons to effectively exercise and claim their rights.

  2. Social policy advice to countries from the International Monetary Fund during the COVID-19 crisis: Continuity and change

    10 December 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions to the global economy and forced policymakers to respond to the newly created challenges. Many policy institutions have therefore had to rethink their established approaches and their usual policy responses.

  3. Reserch paper Assessment of the Social Protection Floor in Armenia

    10 December 2021

    The assessment of a social protection system in the Armenia was carried out by UN Women in collaboration with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It applied lifecycle perspective using social security standards ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation No. 202 (2012); and Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention No. 102 (1952) as benchmarks when analysing national system. The assessment identifies areas that need to be strengthened to build comprehensive and adequate programmes with particular attention to gender equality and reiterates the importance of national social protection floors to protect people in case of different risks across the lifecycle and covariate shocks. The publication was prepared with the support of UN Women, in the framework of the project “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

  4. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  5. World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Regional Companion Report for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    05 December 2021

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

  6. World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

    30 November 2021

    This regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2021–22. Social Protection at the Crossroads – in Pursuit of a Better Future. The regional companion report first gives a global perspective that is taken from the main report and outlines recent developments in social protection systems worldwide. It then highlights key developments, challenges and priorities for social protection in the MENA region.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Reforms of the employment insurance system of the Republic of Korea to cope with the COVID-19 crisis

    25 November 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic that caused massive unemployment has forced countries to review their employment policy and protection system. This paper summarized efforts taken by Republic of Korea in reforming their employment protection system during the pandemic.