Creating fiscal and policy space: a pragmatic two-pronged global implementation strategy for universal social protection

Despite alleged progress over recent decades, the world remains a pretty miserable place for far too many people on this planet: More than half of its population are living in conditions of total social insecurity and some ten per cent lives in extreme poverty. High time for the global community to set a new employment and social protection strategy that addresses major social imbalances in the world. The authors present two efficient and by-and-large low-cost seed initiatives that can be pursued by international agencies, national donor organizations and international civil society organizations to reduce the global social protection gap.