Thursday, January 30, 2020

The future of social protection: Is falling through the cracks the new normal?

BLOG: While social protection coverage has increased in many parts of the world, it is evident that many countries, both developed and developing, struggle to meet the basic social protection needs of their populations. Today, just 29% of the global population has comprehensive coverage, while 55% of the population is not covered by any social protection scheme. How can the economic and social benefits of social protections be brought to more people? Three contemporary concepts of social protection must be rethought: 1) the role of the employer as the point of provision for social protections; 2) the notion of family as the unit of eligibility and entitlement; and 3) the suitability of the nation state as the sole provider. Read More