Slide presentation of the webinar held on 29 August 2019. In this third webinar of the USP2030 webinar series, participants discussed social security current and future challenges, risks, innovation and opportunities. In this webinar, panellists have presented some specific examples in low- and middle-income countries that guided the discussion around key learnings, strategies and limitations to what has been implemented in different places around the world.
Levels of social security protection are uneven worldwide although the coverage trend continues to increase. To enhance social security coverage in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries have been looking into developing innovative policies and strategies to improve their social security systems.
The purpose of this paper is to inform discussions within the G20 Employment Working Group on the topic of demographic ageing and its implications on social protection systems. The paper reviews several of the measures that States have taken with the intention of improving the sustainability of pension systems and evaluates their effectiveness.
The Social Security Board says it is cooperating with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to implement an all-inclusive social security system in Myanmar. Reforms will be made to social security information, management, health assistance and legal affairs, said U Maung Maung Aye, director general of the board.
Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a historically disenfranchised part of society.
The BJP has worked for providing social security to the people of the country during the last five years. Vipin Parmar, minister for health, Himachal, and in charge of Kangra parliamentary constituency for the BJP, said this while talking to The Tribune today.
The ILO’s 100th anniversary is a unique opportunity for the Organization, its Member States and partners to reaffirm a shared commitment to achieving social justice. 100 years of social protection: The road to universal social protection systems and floors is a compendium of 100 inspiring country stories about building social protection systems and floors. It includes stories about the historical development of social protection in countries, showing that building social protection systems is a progressive process that relies on national dialogue.
This background note addresses the opportunities and challenges that arise from changing forms of work in G20 countries, building on previous conclusions of G20 meetings and the papers Strengthening Social Protection for the Future of Work (ILO, 2017a) and the Concept Paper: Future of Work (OECD, 2017a) submitted to the G20 EWG for its meeting in Hamburg in February 2017.
At the request of the Philippines Social Security System (SSS), the World Bank prepared a report to analyze key challenges and propose reform options to improve the sustainability and expand thecoverage of old age income protection for private sector workers. Projections employing the Pension Reform Options Simulation Toolkit (PROST) found that the SSS scheme will face outflows greater than inflows in about 20 years and depletion of its assets in about 28 years.
Social protection and social security, which are used interchangeably in this brief, have drawn increasing attention in Nepal in recent years. While the pension, gratuity and provident fund schemes have a long history, several other programmes were only recently introduced, with varying objectives and in an uncoordinated manner. The interim Constitution of 2007 recognized for the first time that social security is a fundamental right of Nepali citizens.