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

Dialogue on national budget and social protection in Uganda

2021 Public Budget Dialogue: Social Protection Under the Third National Development Plan is a hybrid in-person and virtual event organized in Uganda by the Economic Policy Research Centre and the EU...

Consultative Workshop on Social Protection in Ethiopia

A workshop will be held on 11-13 March  2021 with the objective to conduct consultations on the different social protection programs as per the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP), with focus...

Provincial launch of the project in Nepal

The project Enhancing Social Protection System: Towards Investments for Results in Nepal was launched at two pilot provinces on 5 February 2021. A high-level panel was held online with the...

Social Budgeting E-Learning

Through the project and in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 12 Cambodian government officials from the Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Social...


Global launch of the programme

A virtual conference took place on 1st December 2020 to mark the launch of the joint action 

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