Burkina Faso

The project Strengthening the social protection system in Burkina Faso was initiated in April 2020 and will be developed over the course of three years. Its impact is expected to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen social cohesion through an effective and sustainable social protection system, aimed at universal coverage. The initiative is implemented jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, in close collaboration with the European Union Delegation in Burkina Faso.

The plan of action includes a comprehensive review of the national system and social protection spending and recommendations with all stakeholders, for the construction of a social protection base and sustainable funding. Technical support is provided for the implementation and strengthening of universal health insurance, to community social services and targeting mechanisms for households in poverty and vulnerability, and for the construction of adaptive social protection, based on a humanitarian-development nexus approach.

Through these axes, the expertise of the two agencies is combined to promote social protection extended to all, following relevant international conventions, and taking into account the needs of women, children, young people, people with disabilities and people in fragile situations, including displaced persons.

The project aims to support national actors and external partners in the realization of a process of national dialogue to improve the social protection system. These actors include the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Social Protection (SP-CNPS), ministries and public institutions, social partners, technical and financial partners as well as NGOs and civil society actors.

Project resources and events

Project presentation: Strengthening the social protection system in Burkina Faso (in French) 


Olivier Louis dit Guerin, ILO louisditguerin@ilo.org

Chrystian Solofo-Dimby, Unicef csolofodimby@unicef.org