A Global Fund for Social Protection

On 26th October 2023, the ILO organized a webinar to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the recently-published paper “A global fund for social protection. Lessons from the diverse experiences of global health, agriculture and climate funds”. Attended by over 150 people, the webinar drew together the lead authors of the paper as well as discussants with expertise in global governance and social policy to explore the various challenges and questions arising from this research. Supplemented and guided by engaging questions from the audience, the panellists presented experiences of setting up global funds across various sectors and the potential implications for a putative GFSP. The discussion focused on institutional governance arrangements of existing global funds and what they tell us about critical issues that need to be carefully navigated in the design and institutionalization of a GFSP.