Social accountability in social protection: Unpacking the concept

On 18th January 2018, HelpAge International and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth co-hosted the first in a three part webinar series focused on the role of social accountability in social protection . This was the first time that experts and practitioners from across the globe had been brought together to discuss this important topic. Social accountability is an approach to building accountability in which citizens are the key actors . More specifically, it refers to ‘ the extent and capacity of citizens to hold the state and service providers accountable and make them responsive to the needs of citizens and beneficiaries’ . Social accountability is important for social protection for at least three reasons: It helps ...Read more

Scaling and strengthening ECD initiatives through South-South Cooperation

"Catching Hope: Saftey Nets Change Lives in Brazil and Ethiopia". Students. Brazil. Photo: Stephan Bachenheimer/ World Bank (2012). Photo ID: SB-BR001
The ‘ Scaling and strengthening ECD initiatives through South-South Cooperation ’ webinar occurred on 23 August 2018. The webinar aimed to present Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives in the Global South, focusing on three South-South Cooperation (SSC) experiences: Cooperation between Brazil and São Tomé and Príncipe to improve quality and access to preschool education; Cuba’s bilateral cooperation with Bolivia and Honduras on Integrated ECD approaches; and Turkmenistan’s cooperation on multi-sectoral early childhood interventions. The webinar was made possible by the combined efforts of the United Nations Children's Fund, (UNICEF) , the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) . The event was...Read more

Report: Berlin Global Learning Forum 2016 - Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems in an Uncertain World

The second Berlin Global Learning Forum, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Global Practice Group on...

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The International Training Centre of the ILO was established in Turin, Italy in 1964, and seeks to be be the leading global provider of learning and training for the world of work. Our learning, knowledge-sharing and institutional capacity-building activities and programmes for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other development partners are based on the latest thinking, best practices and comparative experiences.

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The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development has taken the lead in providingopportunities for income generating activities/livelihood development through the implementationof the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) since 2011, with the objective to reduce poverty andinequality by generating employment among poor households and by moving highly vulnerablehouseholds into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability.

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The project fact sheet for Establishing and enhancing an overall occupational safety and health framework in Myanmar and Lao PDR outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative.

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The project fact sheet for Supporting the implementation of sustainable social protection floors for the workers and their families in ASEAN – Phase II outlines the objectives, strategy and components of this technical cooperation initiative.

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Social protection fact sheet 2017: Extending social protection coverage in Asia and the Pacific 

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The content of this book is upon of the discussion in the Fourth Asian Roundtable on Social Security meeting which was co-organised by AMRC and the University of Philippines in Manila. The book includes country reports on social protection in Asia, overview on the road to social protection in Asia, outcome of the conference, among others. The book serves to provide comprehensive information on social protection for all from the labour perspective in Asia.

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This manual reflects the result of several trainings, workshops, and conversations in the past three years of grassroots organisers in Asia with whom Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) have worked together to learn how the grassroots workers understand the concept of social protection and evaluate the social protection programmes in their countries.

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