Thursday, January 13, 2022

Blog: Understanding implementation barriers to accessing social protection

Expanding access to social protection, including income transfers, is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Goal of ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. While there has been progress in recent decades, more than 4 billion people are still unable to access any social protection, leaving them without income support in times of need (ILO 2021). This depressing fact stems to a large extent from too low public investment in social protection programmes in most low- and middle income countries.

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