Partner countries


The programme is carried out under two approaches, all with the same purpose to expand social protection coverage and ensure sustainable financing. 

Through Approach 1, eight countries were pre-selected for three-year support: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal and Uganda.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme was extended to ten additional countries as part of Approach 2: Bangladesh, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka and Togo. These countries receive shorter-term technical assistance from the ILO with a focus on the pandemic response.