Improving synergies between social protection and public finance management


SP&PFM helping to extend social protection coverage in Angola

With the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, the SP&PFM country project in Angola organized (October–November 2022) seven bilateral consultations to collect inputs that then inform the scenario proposals for costed social protection programmes on extending social protection coverage.

SP&PFM initiates unique field visits for gathering recommendations to improve social protection coverage of migrants and returnees in Colombia

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Colombia, with the support of the European Union and the World Food Programme, launched (20 February–1 March) the first Migrant Bird Tour for Social Protection.

Expanding Social Security coverage to informal workers in Lao PDR

Within the framework of SP&PFM country project, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Lao Social Security Organization conducted a multistakeholder workshop on the “Extension of Social Security Coverage to the Informal Economy in Lao PDR”.

Zambia’s health scheme launches strategic plan to achieve financial sustainability

Zambia’s National Health Insurance Authority (NHIMA) launched (31 January) its 2023–2026 strategic plan, “Social Health Protection Financing for Universal Coverage”, for guiding its operations over...


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, 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.

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

Gilbert F. Houngbo

Director-General, ILO

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