Publications and tools

2021

  1. 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.

  2. Countering unemployment in the United Kingdom

    05 February 2021

    This report charts the evolution of measures to combat unemployment in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the three decades 1970–2000.

  3. China's move to measuring relative poverty: implications for social protection

    01 February 2021

  4. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

2020

  1. Rules and practices of severance pay in Indonesia - the Labour Law Number 13 of 2003

    23 December 2020

    This paper aims at systematically organizing multiple factors and presenting a comprehensive framework for calculating termination payments according to the law.

  2. Exploring policy options for an employment insurance scheme in Indonesia

    08 December 2020

    This paper primarily aims at exploring parametric options to design an employment insurance scheme in Indonesia, and discusses pros and cons for each policy option.

  3. Legal, financial and administrative considerations for an employment insurance system in Indonesia

    02 December 2020

    The present report brings together additional research and findings concerning the potential introduction of employment insurance in Indonesia. It provides background and context to the ongoing dialogue on the subject as well as some preliminary insights on what could be achievable.

  4. Handbook on social health protection for refugees: Approaches, lessons learned and practical tools to assess coverage options

    09 November 2020

    The purpose of this handbook is to guide UNHCR public health and programme staff and ILO staff working on social protection at country level on the considerations and practical steps required to assess options for the inclusion of refugees in national social health protection schemes.

  5. Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic situation in Uzbekistan: Income, labour market and access to social protection. Overview of crisis measures and ways to improve state policy

    03 November 2020

    This report was prepared by the joint team from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and national consultants from Republic of Uzbekistan.

  6. An assessment of the social protection system in Uzbekistan Based on the Core Diagnostic instrument (CODI) A joint report by ILO, UNICEF, and the World Bank

    30 October 2020

    This report was prepared by the joint team from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Fieldwork for the assessment took place between October 2018 and August 2019.

  7. Financing gaps in social protection

    21 October 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  8. 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.

  9. The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    Social dialogue is not only essential for informing social protection preparedness prior to shocks, but also for formulating immediate responses in crisis contexts when there is a high risk of social conflict. Social dialogue should be pursued on a continuous basis as countries address the various phases of crises and tackle the particular challenges arising in the medium and long terms.

  10. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    01 October 2020

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. The brief maps the social protection measures, benefits and services which were provided by the governments and UN agencies for nationals and non-nationals, including refugees, of 21 countries in the region.

  11. Brief on Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. INAS M&E Plan

    11 August 2020

    "INAS M&E Plan: Plano de Monitoria e Avaliacao dos Programas de Seguranca Social Basica --- Documento de Orientacao para execucao de monitoria e avaliacao dos Programas de Seguranca Social Basica, September 2020" - designed with ILO support and launched during the INAS' National Planning Meeting (28 September-2 October 2020).