Publications and tools

2020

  1. Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    17 September 2020

    Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

  2. An assessment of the social protection needs and gaps for workers in informal employment in Myanmar

    15 September 2020

    This report provides analyses of policy gaps and barriers to access social protections to workers in informal employment in Myanmar. This paper also provides recommendations for policy makers to improve access to social insurance, health protection, education-related provisions, as well as social assistance.

  3. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Extending social protection to informal workers in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts are particularly harsh for workers in the informal economy and their families. Almost 1.6 billion informal workers are affected by the lockdown and containment measures and/or are working in the hardest-hit sectors.

  5. Policy design of employment adjustment subsidy in Japan

    28 August 2020

    This paper aims to review and summarize the feature and design of the Employment Adjustment Subsidy (Koyou Chousei Joseikin) in Japan in order to contribute to discussions in Indonesia about policy designs on unemployment protection.

  6. International practices of income protection for unemployed persons: Implications for Indonesia

    30 July 2020

    Indonesia is in the process of developing unemployment protection scheme to offer effective unemployment protection to Indonesian jobseekers and their families. Around the world, there are more than 80 countries that has been implemented such scheme. This publication showcases the good practices from other countries and provides brief recommendations on how Indonesia can adopt the scheme.

  7. Considerations on social security, income security, pensions and the withdrawal of 10 per cent of workers’ private pension fund savings during the COVID-19 pandemic in Chile

    16 July 2020

    The COVID-19 health crisis has severely affected households’ economic security, requiring a timely, broad-based response by the social security system. The need to offset the devastating decline in the labour income of households has created tensions with the principles on which the different income security components operate and reveals the need to rethink the future of social security.

  8. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy. Information and awareness

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  9. Extending social security to self-employed workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  10. Extending social security to workers in micro and small enterprises

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  11. Extending social security to domestic workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  12. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  13. An ILO for All Seasons-The International Labour Organization's Ways out of Crisis

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises.The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

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

    29 June 2020

    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.

  15. Social protection for migrant workers: A necessary response to the COVID-19 crisis

    24 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic represents a major public health challenge and is having serious economic and social impacts on origin, transit and destination countries, as well as on migrant workers and their families and on businesses and their operations.

  16. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries: Strengthening resilience by building universal social protection

    14 May 2020

    Social protection is an indispensable mechanism for delivering support to individuals during the crisis. This document takes a detailed look at the role of social protection measures in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in developing countries

  17. Sickness benefits during sick leave and quarantine: Country responses and policy considerations in the context of COVID-19

    14 May 2020

    The COVID-19 health crisis has revealed important coverage gaps in terms of entitlements to social protection in case of sickness.

  18. Sickness benefits: An introduction

    14 May 2020

    Sickness benefits provide income security in case of illness. They promote the realization of the human rights to health and to social security, while supporting public health and the prevention of poverty.

  19. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis: Country responses and policy considerations

    22 April 2020

    Social protection systems are an indispensable part of a coordinated policy response to the unfolding crisis, ensuring that people can effectively access health care while supporting job and income security for those most affected.

  20. Social Protection Monitor: Social Protection Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis around the World - Second edition

    08 April 2020

    This note summarizes the results of the Social Protection Monitor that tracks announcements of social protection measures responding to the possible impacts of the COVID-19 crisis - Updated on 6 April 2020