2024
Publisher: 
socialprotection.org
Language:
English

Webinar Presentation - Facilitating the transition between social assistance and social insurance in the Arab Region

Slides presentation from the webinar held on 04 April 2024.

This webinar aimed to present the main findings and recommendations from two studies developed by IPCid and ILO.The first presents a conceptual model/framework to help Arab countries facilitate the transition between social assistance and social insurance based on a review of international good practices. Secondly, the National Assessment of Incentive Compatibility in Jordan documents barriers for transitioning between social assistance, social insurance, and labour market policies in the country based on the conceptual model. One of the best practices analysed, namely the Brazilian rule for smooth transition out of Bolsa Familia benefits for low income families who would no longer be eligible, will also be presented. The webinar also aimed to host discussions on ways to implement a transition between social assistance and social insurance at the policy and strategic levels for countries that wish to pilot instruments and design features proposed in the studies, including while exploring durable solutions for the extension of social protection to non-national workers and refugees.