The SP&PFM Programme supports countries under two approaches.
Approach 1: Three-year projects (2020 – 2023)
Eight partner countries benefit from three-year technical assistance to strengthen their social protection systems, in particular through better public finance management and improved implementation systems. The following countries were selected for three-year support: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal and Uganda.
Approach 2: One-year projects
Additional sixteen countries, selected through calls for proposals, receive on-demand shorter-term technical advisory services from the ILO with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic response.
The first call for proposals was organized to support the social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic of the following countries (2020 – 2021): Bangladesh, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka and Togo.
The second call for proposals supports the following countries in strengthening their social protection systems in the era of COVID-19 crisis recovery (2022 – 2023): Colombia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Viet Nam and Zambia.