Booklet: Social Protection in Africa. Overview for policy-makers

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) in association with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have published a Booklet on Social Protection targeted at Policy makers. The Booklet was launched at the 12th Annual Meeting of African Academies of Science (AMASA), in Johannesburg in November 2016. … ———- Please continue reading

CSocD 54 Side-Event: Quest for Dignity

On February 8, 2016 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), the International Association School of Social Work (IASSW AIETS) and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) hosted a side event in at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection Key in SDGs

With the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) about to be adopted at the UN Summit in New York starting tomorrow, Isabel Ortiz, head of the ILO’s Social Protection Department, explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda: Tweet

CSP (IDS) Final Report “Where next for Social Protection?”

Last year the Centre for Social Protection conducted a series of activities, including a literature review, key informant interviews, an online discussion (which prominently featured SASPEN), and two forecasting workshops at IDS, all addressing the research question: ‘Where next for social protection?’ The final report has just been published and … ———- Please continue reading

UN CESCR adopts statement in support of Social Protection Floors

On 6 March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted the “Statement on social protection floors: an essential element of the right to social security and of the sustainable development goals” and has thereby anchored social protection more strongly in a human rights framework. The statement … ———- Please continue reading

ILO and Government of Namibia launch Social Protection Floor Assessment Report

The International Labour Organisation and the Government of Namibia have launched the Social Protection Floor Assessment Report on August 21st at the Kalahari Sands Hotel in Windhoek. The report sets out the socio-economic context and trajectory in Namibia, describes the components and performance of its social protection system (including its … ———- Please continue reading

SADC-ILO-FES Social Protection Floors Conference

On May 14-15, 2012, ILO, FES and SADC organized a consultative conference to discuss the then proposed (and now adopted) Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 of the ILO in Johannesburg. The SADC Triparte Sub-Committee on Social Protection brought together high level representatives from all employer organisations, trade unions and ministries … ———- Please continue reading