The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management (SP&PFM programme) provides medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing.
Funded by the European Union (EU), the initiative is jointly implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Unicef, and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), in collaboration with national partners and EU Delegations in each country.
The programme aims to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage; by enhancing the design, implementation and financing of their social protection systems, including through improved public finance management, and ensuring they are gender-sensitive, disability-inclusive and shock-sensitive.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgency of developing more resilient and adaptable systems. In response to the health emergency, the partner countries are working to scale up their social protection systems.