This definiiton encompasses all developing regions.

This is a three-part webinar series focused on social accountability in the delivery of social protection. 'Social accountability' is a citizen-centered approach to accountability in government services and schemes. It plays an important role in reducing error, fraud and corruption; ensuring that cash is delivered to recipients regularly, reliably and accessibly; improving policy design; and strengthening state-society relations.


Social protection for sustainable development: A human rights-based approach

Papua New Guinae children Photo credit: Asian Development Bank, 2008
Social protection consists of policies and programmes designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets, reducing people's exposure to risks, and enhancing their capacity to manage economic and social risks, such as unemployment, exclusion, sickness, disability and old age (World Bank, 2001). The United Nations 2030 Agenda recognises social protection systems as a key enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (United Nations, 2015). Several SDGs and targets refer to social protection as a vital condition for their successful implementation. Each SDG and target corresponds with either one or more provisions of international human rights treaties. In this context, this blog highlights the importance of harnessing the SDGs-human rights anchorage as...Read more

Expanding fiscal space for social protection

Banner image: International Training Centre of the ILO / T. Van Vi The term ‘social protection’ covers a gamut of policies and mechanisms that seek to alleviate poverty, support vulnerable individuals, and provide safety nets in the face of social and economic shocks. Social protection can be financed from a number of sources, including public expenditure, international aid, contributions made from household-level savings, and private financing through business (e.g. pension/healthcare contributions by employers) or communities (informal networks, non-governmental organisations, or religious groups). In this blog post, I discuss lessons from various countries’ efforts at expanding the fiscal space for social protection, and briefly touch upon some innovations...Read more

Webinar recording from the second session on the "ISPA Public Works Assessment Tool", continuing the ISPA Webinar Series, provided a presentation on the process of initiation, implementation, results, reception and impact of an ISPA Assessment of the Public Works Component of the Tanzanian Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) programme.


Barnabas Jachi, Chief Engineer, Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania


University of Toronto

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The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.


Coordenação de Extensão Tecnológica/ Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações

A Coordenação-Geral de Extensão Tecnológica do Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (CGET/MCTIC) visa contribuir com o desenvolvimento social por meio da realização de atividades de extensão tecnológica. O decreto nº8877 de 18 de outubro de 2016 que aprova a nova estrutura regimental do MCTIC, prevê a formulação, o acompanhamento e a proposição da política em ciência e tecnologia na área de segurança alimentar e nutricional e de seus indicadores.


Centre for International Development and Training - University of Wolverhampton

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) is unique in having the corporate backing and research support of an institution of higher learning, while functioning as a social enterprise deeply involved in the practice of international development. We have successfully adapted the traditional model of the University to meet the technical and institutional needs of developing countries.


An open forum to discuss the needs and opportunities in realizing universal social protection systems: How can “USP2030” address these needs and generate global momentum for countries to achieve SDG 1.3 (“implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage for the poor and the vulnerable”)?

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