Technical Seminar CARICOM: Unemployment protection for workers in the Caribbean − Strategies and key parameter

The lack of income protection in the case of unemployment is a major social protection gap in the Caribbean region, and unemployment insurance remains the least developed social security branch. Further to the experiences and lessons learnt during the pandemic, several countries in the region are now working on the implementation of unemployment benefit schemes.

This Technical Seminar will discuss the key parameters of these schemes as well as challenges and facilitating factors in their establishment and implementation. The discussions will hereby benefit from international good practice and the relevant ISSA Guidelines on Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension, ISSA Guidelines on Promotion of Sustainable Employment and ISSA Guidelines on Service Quality.