Universal Social Protection: Country cases

These publications present different country's experiences on universal social protection coverage. The publications encompass a wide range of programs, country settings and regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zanzibar), Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine), Latin America and Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago), East Asia and Pacific (China, Mongolia, Thailand and Timor-Leste), and South Asia Region (Maldives, Nepal). As all these case studies indicate, there is no “one size fits all” in achieving universal social protection objectives. Every country has its own vision and path for achieving it, depending on the country priorities, financing and implementation capacity. These are the first publications concerning this issue under the Global Partnership for USP2030. One of the objectives of the partnership is to continue documenting cases of universal social protection to show that it is feasible in developing countries and to share knowledge that supports the achievement of the USP2030 initiative.