Publications and tools

2018

  1. Reversing pension privatization in Kazakhstan

    30 October 2018

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

    30 October 2018

  3. The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Ecuador

    30 October 2018

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

    30 October 2018

  5. The Reversal of Pension Privatization in Venezuela

    30 October 2018

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

    30 October 2018

  7. 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.

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

    27 September 2018

    Social Protection for All Issue Brief

  9. Social protection for older persons: Policy trends and statistics 2017-19

    26 September 2018

  10. Universal Basic Income proposals in light of ILO standards: Key issues and global costing

    30 August 2018

  11. Building an adequate U.S. labor and social protection system for the 21st century

    05 June 2018

    Over the last several decades the economic prospects facing U.S. workers and households have changed in substantial ways. For most, it has been a change for the worse. This paper is intended to bring analytical clarity and focus to the issues that currently confront workers, households and policy makers in the spheres of employment and social protection.

  12. Is biometric technology in social protection programmes illegal or arbitrary? An analysis of privacy and data protection

    05 June 2018

    Social protection programmes require processing significant data amounts, including often-sensitive information such as household assets, health status and physical or intellectual disabilities. Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of privacy and data security in social protection programme design, implementation and evaluation.

2017

  1. Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries

    13 December 2017

    This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries

  2. Building social protection systems: International standards and human rights instruments

    12 December 2017

    A reference for practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders, as well as a guidebook for the general public.

  3. World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals [Executive summary]

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.

  4. World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.

  5. Unemployment protection: A good practices guide and training package

    25 August 2017

    Learning from concrete country experiences and practices, the package provides guidelines and tools to conduct training sessions and workshops on unemployment protection.

  6. Case studies and exercises on unemployment protection: Based on the fictional country of Coresia

    25 August 2017

    Social protection and decent work are recognized as cornerstones of the new global development agenda, with a prominent space in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Social protection and unemployment protection are also priorities set by the 2013 ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, with a number of ASEAN Member States considering the introduction of unemployment insurance schemes in the near future.

  7. Cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and women’s economic empowerment: Experience from Mexico

    23 August 2017

    This working paper on cash transfers in Mexico presents the impact of a major national cash transfer programme on health, education, income, poverty, labour force participation, time use and bargaining power of women at the household and community level. Its results point to evidence that most of these gender-related interventions have focused on breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty, particularly for disadvantaged girl children, but have been weaker in promoting women’s economic empowerment through employment or sustainable livelihoods. It also highlights the challenge of enhancing women’s economic empowerment with targeted actions aimed at reducing women’s time poverty and redistributing unpaid care responsibilities between women and men and between families and the State. This working paper is a joint publication of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch in the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and the ILO Social Protection Department.

  8. Fact sheet (Dec 2016): The social protection floor for Mongolia

    14 February 2017

    The updated edition of the SPF fact sheet presents a national social protection floor for Mongolia as agreed through the Assessment Based National Dialogue (ABND) conducted in 2013-14. It also summarizes the process of ABND in Mongolia and shares results of an updated cost estimate of the social protection floor for Mongolia in the 2016 economic context.