This definiiton encompasses all developing regions.

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

Ce webinaire présente une introduction à l'Instrument de diagnostic de base (CODI), ses modules, ses domaines clés et ses critères de performance. Les participants découvriront comment le CODI peut aider à diagnostiquer un système de protection sociale.

 

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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.

Panelists:

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

Dampu Ndenzako, Social Protection Specialist. ILO-Tanzania

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GiveDirectly

Traditional ways of giving internationally are complex. Donors typically give to international NGOs that manage money, fundraise, and implement programs through partner organizations abroad which have their own (usually hidden) cost structures. Overall it is hard for donors to tell how their money will be used, what this will cost, and whether there is any evidence that it works.

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PRO Global/Pensioners without Borders

PRO Global is an association within PRO and responsible for promoting international programme initiatives for the organisation.The Swedish National Pensioners’ Organisation (PRO) is a professional association and a place for Sweden’s pensioners to meet. The organisation is governed democratically by PRO members – a popular movement in the true sense of the term. The day-to-day work of PRO includes promoting the interests, social life and personal development of its members throughout Sweden.

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Understanding the risk factors relating to health and nutrition that arise in emergencies is essential if we are to reduce preventable illness and death. With this course, you’ll learn to identify which risks to health and nutrition increase in different types of emergencies. (This course is also available in FrenchSpanish and Arabic)

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Most of the people in low and middle-income countries covered by social protection receive assistance in the form of in-kind food. The origin of such support is rooted in countries’ historical pursuit of three interconnected objectives, namely attaining self-sufficiency in food, managing domestic food prices, and providing income support to the poor. This volume sheds light on the complex, bumpy and non-linear process of how some flagship food-based social protection programs have evolved over time, and how they currently work.

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With increasing scrutiny on sustainability and adequacy of social security systems, actuaries and investment specialists find themselves at the centre of considerations regarding designing and financing new schemes and reforms of existing schemes. Their deliberations need to increasingly take into account a particularly fragmented labour market, impacted by the digital economy, demographic changes and a low interest rate environment.

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Successful management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is essential to the implementation of innovative solutions to address rapidly evolving social security needs and expectations. Emerging technologies open new service delivery possibilities that seemed futuristic only a few years ago. However, failure in keeping up with latest developments or in implementation can have serious enterprise-wide consequences, reaching the political level when impacting on the capacity to meet public expectations.

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The conference seeks to bring together researchers, activists and practitioners to discuss new research findings and debate academic and policy issues related to Global Disability and Health. Participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures, contribute to oral and poster presentations and workshops.

Topics for the conference will include:

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