Improving synergies between social protection and public finance management


Improving registration of beneficiaries through awareness raising and communications campaigns in Côte d’Ivoire, Nepal, Togo and Sri Lanka

The SP&PFM Programme in Cote d’Ivoire conducted awareness-raising workshops for workers in the informal economy on the extension of mandatory social security schemes. In collaboration with...

Strengthening information management systems and registration mechanisms to improve access to social protection, including in context of crisis

Social protection has been a critical instrument for Governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. However, effective social protection systems that can respond to emergencies require...

Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Togo progress towards extending social insurance to workers in the informal economy, first hit by the COVID-19 crisis

Concerned by the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers in the informal economy, with the support of the SP&PFM Programme, Governments have accelerated the national dialogue for the...

SP&PFM Programme supports the design of unemployment insurance schemes in five countries to prepare for future shocks

Before the pandemic, Lourdes Cuadros had two jobs in Peru. “I worked in a cinema at dawn and made garments in a workshop during the day. After the pandemic, I was jobless”. Like her, many workers...


(Spanish) Our proposal for a comprehensive unemployment protection system in Peru 

Understanding employment insurance and active labour market policies in Myanmar

(Spanish) How does unemployment insurance work in Ecuador? 

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.

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

Guy Ryder

Director-General, ILO

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