Publications and tools

2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Financing gaps in social protection

    21 October 2020

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

  5. 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.

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

    07 October 2020

    The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

  14. Rapid Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy in Mozambique

    11 August 2020

    This Rapid Assessment performed by ILO and based on a survey done with informal ecomomy workers' associations, recently launched in an event attended by ILO constituents and social partners, analyses main impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the informal economy in Mozambique, and bring recommendations to mitigate the negative socioeconomic impacts of COVID on workers in the informal economy in Mozambique"

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  18. Extending social security to self-employed workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

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

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  20. Extending social security to domestic workers

    30 June 2020

    Key lessons learned from international experience