A social protection profile of Pakistan - Building an inclusive social protection system

This study highlights gaps and good practices in Pakistan’s social protection system, and offers actionable recommendations for making the system more effective and inclusive. Its analytical assessment of the social protection landscape in Pakistan examines ongoing flagship programmes and the strategies that underpin them. The study aims to serve as a starting point for developing a roadmap for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 1.3. Requiring “social protection systems and measures for all” (universal social protection) SDG 1.3 is among the SDG targets that the Government of Pakistan has prioritized for implementation. This study builds on the ILO’s Mapping Social Protection Systems in Pakistan (2019) and should be read alongside that report.