Universal social protection: achievements, challenges and opportunities


To date, countries in many parts of the world have made significant progress in the extension of social protection. Yet 55 per cent of the global population is still excluded from social protection. Urgent efforts are needed to ensure that the human right to social protection becomes a reality for all, and to achieve the goals set by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

The members of the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (USP2030) have made a call on all countries and international partners to support the global commitment to implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors (SDG 1.3) by 2030. Actions include coordinating country support to strengthen national social protection systems, documenting country experiences, providing evidence on financing options, and fostering advocacy for universal social protection.

This webinar has focused on progress towards the achievement of Universal Social Protection by exploring country-based experiences and their main challenges from design to implementation. Following the first webinar of this series, participants were invited to address the different views and controversial issues around the achievement of Universal Social Protection. Here some of the most prominent issues were explored in a more practical way, through case studies and examples.


Indonesia - Mr Maliki, Director for Population Planning and Social Protection, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) 

Kenya - Ms Cecilia Mbaka, Head of National Social Protection Secretariat, State Department of Social Protection 

Brazil - Mr Rafael Osorio, Senior Research Coordinator (IPC-IG) and Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)


Ms Mira BierbaumJunior Professional Officer, ILO Headquarters


This webinar was the second of the USP2030 Webinar Series, which was organised by socialprotection.org and IPC-IG. Please join the USP2030 Webinar Series Online Community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.