Improving synergies between social protection and public finance management


International symposium in Geneva celebrates the achievements of the SP&PFM Programme

More than 200 participants from 24 countries gathered in Geneva for an international symposium on the remarkable achievements of the SP&PFM Programme

Collaboration is driving the success of SP&PFM Programme

The power of collaboration in the context of SP&PFM Programme has emerged as a crucial factor in addressing complex global challenges

Survey in Angola details characteristics and challenges of workers in the informal economy  

SP&PFM supported Angola’s National Institute of Statistics and the Professional Organizations Representing Actors of the Informal Economy in conducting a survey of more than 11,000 informal workers

Burkina Faso studies extending social protection to workers in the informal economy 

With assistance from the SP&PFM, the Government of Burkina Faso carried out a study on extending social protection to workers in the informal economy


Financing and extending social protection in Senegal. Progress and challenges (in French)

Workshop on the expansion of labour market inclusion for workers with disability in Kyrgyzstan (subtitles in English)

Proposal for a comprehensive unemployment protection system in Peru (in Spanish)

The European Union, in partnership with the International Labour Organization, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, implemented a thematic flagship programme aimed to strengthen social protection systems and ensure sustainable financing while improving public finance management. The initiative was implemented in 24 countries and immediately reoriented funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Social protection lies at the core of sustainable development, decent work and social justice.”

Gilbert F. Houngbo

Director-General, ILO

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