June 2018 - Celebrating the global commitment to universal social protection
Welcome to the June socialprotection.org newsletter!
A century ago, few countries had social protection systems in place. Today, a concerted effort is being made to extend social protection coverage and benefits in almost every country. There has been a push to develop and adopt international standards, providing a framework for the right to social security.
Progress has been achieved in the expansion of social protection, however gaps remain, with 71% of the world’s population having no or only partial access to comprehensive social protection systems (ILO, 2017). Challenges are pressing and evolving in the delivery of universal social protection. This accounts for a global effort to discuss the needs and opportunities in realising universal social protection systems, as was seen in the open forum event, Universal Social Protection: Towards a Partnership for All, which took place on 31 January this year.
The important role of social protection for inclusive economic growth is showcased by efforts in strengthening social protection systems in a number of low- and middle- income countries, demonstrating how universal social protection is an ambition that can be achieved. This month’s newsletter highlights such initiatives as well as challenges in the pursuit of universal social protection.
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This month we share the following publications that address the role of social protection in the informal market:
There is no “one size fits all” in achieving universal social protection. Read the first country cases under USP2030. These include evidence that universal social protection is feasible in developing countries.
E-course We invite policy makers and practitioners to apply to TRANSFORM, places are limited!
9 July - 14 September
21 June 2018)
Apply to the next “Leadership & Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa” (TRANSFORM) e-course, organised by the TRANSFORM. The course is free, has a ten-week duration, requiring a five hour a week commitment.
Webinars Register for this month's upcoming webinar: