Improving synergies between social protection and public finance management

The European Union, in partnership with the International Labour Organization, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, is implementing a thematic flagship programme aimed to strengthen social protection systems and ensure sustainable financing while improving public finance management. The initiative is currently being implemented in 18 countries and has immediately reoriented funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

News and Events

Tripartite consultation workshop on social protection for the tourism sector in Sri Lanka

June – July 2021
The workshop will analyse the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and discuss the coverage of formal and informal workers

E-learning course on public finance for social protection analysts in Paraguay

14 June – 23 July 2021
The e-learning was adapted to Spanish and will be offered to social protection professionals in Paraguay

Tripartite consultation workshop on social protection extension to formal and informal workers

18 – 19 May 2021
Event discusses innovative mechanisms in social security provision and unemployment insurance to informal workers in Ethiopia

National dialogue on the operationalization of the National Social Action Policy in Angola

4 – 5 May 2021
Meeting aims to discuss in detail the National Policy with the different actors involved in the various forms of provision of social security


Programme brochure

Learn about our strategy to support countries in achieving universal social protection 

Social protection monitor

Know more about the responses to the COVID-19 crisis around the world

Strengthening national systems

Find out how we supported governments in over 115 countries during the pandemic

“Building back better must start with the unfinished business of social protection for all.”

Guy Ryder

Director-General, ILO

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