Publications and tools

2019

  1. Measuring financing gaps in social protection for achieving SDG target 1.3: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries [Executive summary]

    25 November 2019

    Social security is a human right but it is not yet a reality. Only 45 per cent of the global population are effectively covered by at least one social protection benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent – as many as 4 billion people – are unprotected. Closing the coverage gap will require additional investments in social protection, which can and should be achieved by increasing the “fiscal space” for social protection.

  2. Measuring financing gaps in social protection for achieving SDG target 1.3: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries

    25 November 2019

    Social security is a human right but it is not yet a reality. Only 45 per cent of the global population are effectively covered by at least one social protection benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent – as many as 4 billion people – are unprotected. Closing the coverage gap will require additional investments in social protection, which can and should be achieved by increasing the “fiscal space” for social protection.

  3. 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.

  4. General Survey concerning the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

    28 February 2019

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning social protection floors.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

2018

  1. Agenda of the Global Social Protection Week

    31 October 2018

  2. Reversing pension privatization: Rebuilding public pension systems in Eastern European and Latin American countries (2000-18)

    31 October 2018

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

    31 October 2018

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

  4. Pension Privatization and Reversal of Pension Reforms in Argentina

    30 October 2018

  5. Reversing pension privatization in Bolivia

    30 October 2018

  6. Reversing privatization and re-nationalizing pensions in Hungary

    30 October 2018

  7. Reversing pension privatization in Kazakhstan

    30 October 2018

  8. Reversing pension privatization: The case of Polish pension reform and re-reforms

    30 October 2018

  9. The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Ecuador

    30 October 2018

  10. Repeal of the privatization of the pension system in Nicaragua

    30 October 2018

  11. The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Venezuela

    30 October 2018

  12. Second-pillar pension re-reforms in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, and Slovakia. Benefit payouts amidst continuing retrenchment

    30 October 2018

  13. From principles to practice: A method for identifying income sufficiency when applying International Legal Standards

    30 October 2018

    Is access to sufficient level of income required for social protection, and if so at what level? Although ILO Conventions and Recommendations make reference to income standards, much about them has been left unspecified.

  14. The ILO Multi-Pillar pension model: Building equitable and sustainable pension systems

    27 September 2018

    Social Protection for All Issue Brief