Today, the World Social Protection Report 2014-15 was launched. The report is a comprehensive source of information on social protection systems, policy trends and social protection statistics.
The report: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of social protection systems, their coverage, benefits, and public expenditures; (ii) following a life-cycle approach, presents social protection for children, women and men in working age, and older persons, including progress towards universal health coverage; (iii) analyses recent policy trends, eg. negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures; (iv) calls to expand social protection for crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.
I hope that this report will be a useful tool for practitioners, and provide the basis for better informed policy-making.
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The report: http://www.ilo.org/gimi/gess/ShowTheme.do?tid=3985
Director Social Protection
International Labour Organization (ILO)
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