ObjectivesIt includes two complementary components:
- Component 1: Support the elaboration process of a national social protection strategy for Myanmar through an Assessment-Based National Dialogue (ABND) exercise, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the social protection needs and programmes, leading to recommendations to the government on the progressive establishment of a social protection floor in Myanmar.
- Component 2: Support the Social Security Board in the sound design of the new social security schemes – including institutional and actuarial studies - as well as the reinforcement of its capacities with a view to provide recommendations for the future amendment of the social security law and subsequent rules.
- Social protection assessment matrix for Myanmar: mapping of social protection programmes, legal framework for social protection, gap analysis and first recommendations to build a social protection floor.
- Social Protection Assessment Based National Dialogue (ABND) report, including consensual recommendations and costed policy options for the implementation of a social protection floor in Myanmar.
- Evaluation of the Social Security Board (SSB) operations and first phase of implementation of the social security law, 2012.
- Draft national social protection strategy, including comments and inputs from the ABND report and ILO principles.
- First set of actuarial tools for the financial sustainability of five social security schemes (medical care, sickness, maternity, death, work injury) are handed over to the SSB.
- ILO recommendations for the amendment of the Social Security Law 2012.
Expected outcomeThe project aims to contribute to design a more comprehensive and inclusive social protection system through the effective implementation of the social security law and the progressive establishment of a nationally defined social protection floor.
The activities and products act in synergies with the broader labour law reforms on going in the country.