Publications and tools

2006

  1. What is the impact of social health protection on access to health

    06 November 2006

  2. What is the impact of social health protection on access to health care, health expenditure and impoverishment? A comparative analysis of three African countries

    06 November 2006

    This paper summarizes the results of three individual research projects (Asfaw, 2005; Lamiraud et al., 2005; Xu et al., 2005) measuring the impact of membership in a health insurance scheme in three African countries, namely Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. The first section briefly outlines the health care systems in Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, followed by a short description of the methodology and data used in the research. The last two sections focus on empirical results and policy implications.

  3. Perspectives on the social security system of China

    06 November 2006

    The essential aim of the present study is an integrated understanding, in its relevant historical context, of the past, present and projected development of the social security system of China. In order to do so, an assessment is made of each of the benefit programmes administered either directly or indirectly under the auspices of the government, including both the social insurance programmes under the supervision of the MOLSS and the social assistance programme administered by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA). These aspects form the subjects of, respectively, Chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 3 offers a social protection development agenda, designed to address strategic issues and possible directions which policy makers may wish to consider for the optimal delivery of social protection to the people of China.

  4. Social security in low and middle-income countries. The role of household survey data

    01 January 2006

    This report assesses the possibilities of using household surveys to evaluate the performance of social security policies and provides an overview of the available information. Particular attention is paid to indicators on social security coverage and the impact of social security on the living standards of the population. As the data situation in industrialized countries is fairly well known, the focus of this study was on low- and middle-income countries where social security schemes are often immature and cover only small groups of the population. The report additionally includes information on other non- OECD countries, as well as on certain OECD countries that have undergone political and economic transformation over the last decade.

  5. Social security for all. Investing in global social and economic development. A consultation

    01 January 2006

    This paper seeks to explore the framework within which the International Labour Office should promote a principled, practical approach to social security policy in the new millennium. Integration has to be built around a joint coherent policy vision and building such a policy vision requires debate. This paper is a product of a joint effort of members of the ILO Social Security Department and social security specialists working in the ILO field offices.

  6. Minimum income and social integration: Institutional arrangements in Europe

    01 January 2006

    Fighting Social Exclusion Series

  7. Overview and challenges of social security coverage. Country examples in East Asia.

    01 January 2006

  8. Cash benefits in low-income countries. Simulating the effects on poverty reduction for Senegal and Tanzania

    01 January 2006

    Social cash transfers are increasingly recognized as an effective instrument in the reduction of poverty. The objective of the present study is to model the introduction of basic social cash transfer programmes on household welfare, poverty incidence and depth in two African countries: Senegal and Tanzania. Based on household budget survey data, a set of social cash transfers were modelled in terms of their impact on poverty reduction. In addition, a rough cost estimate of the simulated transfers is provided.

  9. Vanuatu: Actuarial valuation of the proposed Compensation scheme

    01 January 2006

    The ILO project 'Sub-regional initiative on social security for the Pacific island countries' recommended a social insurance workers compensation scheme for Vanuatu to replace the employers' liability provisions in the existing labour legislation. This report presents the actuarial valuation undertaken to evaluate the proposed workers compensation scheme.

  10. Vanuatu: Report on the implementation of the Health Insurance Scheme

    01 January 2006

    The report focuses on the issues related to the implementation of a health insurance scheme in Vanuatu. It aims to provide key information on the aspects to be faced in the implementation of the scheme. Chapter 2 looks into the key characteristics of the VNPF members, including their age-structure and income distribution. Chapter 3 provides the information on the estimated covered population, contribution rate and the estimated contribution income to the scheme. Chapter 4 will analyse how the health insurance scheme will affect the public financing on health. Chapter 5 concludes with the summary of the main findings and recommendation.

  11. Showing the way forward: India's redistribution experience in extending social protection to all

    01 January 2006

  12. Costing of basic social protection benefits for selected Asian countries. First results of a modelling exercise

    01 January 2006

2005

  1. The role of social health protection in reducing poverty: The case of Africa

    06 November 2005

    Provides evidence that the poverty implications of ill health are clear. There is a strong case for expanding social protection in sub-Sahara Africa: an ethical reason (social protection is a human right), a social reason (there is a strong demand for unmet effective, affordable and non discriminating systems of social protection) and a technical reason (there is little documented evidence of social health protection on health status, poverty reduction and economic growth). If African social protection systems are to cover effectively more people than is the case today, they will need to take a multiform appearance.

  2. The impact of social health protection on access to healt care, health expenditure and impoverishment. A case study of South Africa

    06 November 2005

    The objective of this study is to analyse the role of social health protection in access to care and poverty reduction in South Africa. More precisely, the study assesses the impact of health insurance coverage on the utilization of health care services and out-of-pocket health care expenditure given use. Special attention is paid to the determinants of catastrophic health care payments and their impact on impoverishment

  3. Social protection expenditure and performance review. Slovak Republic

    27 September 2005

    Presents a description of the social protection system in the Slovak Republic, the main trends in social protection expenditures, the coverage of the population, and the adequacy of benefits. Covers the period 1989-2001.

  4. Improving Social Protection for the Poor: Health Insurance in Ghana - The Ghana Social Trust pre-Pilot Project, Final Report

    01 January 2005

  5. Social security health insurance. Social security and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

  6. Managing risk and minimizing vulnerability

    01 January 2005

    The role of social protection in pro-poor growth

  7. Social protection as a productive factor. Fourth item on the agenda

    01 January 2005

    Governing Body 294th session

  8. Can low income countries afford basic social protection? First results of a modelling exercise

    01 January 2005

    This report presents the methodology and the results of a modelling exercise that demonstrates that basic social protection benefits are not out of reach of low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, even though some international assistance would be necessary for a transitory period.