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Extending social protection to the rural economy: ILO policy guidelines

What are the most important elements to be considered in terms of ILO policy regarding the extension of social protection to the rural economy? Here are some elements: Building a comprehensive framework for the rural economy: linking social protection policies and strategies for the rural economy with […]

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UN Women Briefing: Making national social protection floors work for women

The idea of a social protection floor (SPF) is now firmly established on the global development agenda. Defined as a set of minimum guarantees, including basic income security for children, working-age adults, older people and people with disabilities, as well as essential health care for all, SPFs […]

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A Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors: Get engaged

A Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors: Get engaged

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has recently launched (April 2015) the Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors (SPFs). The Guide aims at supporting civil society organizations to take over the concept of SPFs, to get a better understanding of their role and to give orientation for getting engaged in SPFs […]

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New Publication: Social Protection in Development Cooperation of the EU

New Publication: Social Protection in Development Cooperation of the EU

Lately social protection has made quite a spectacular comeback to the international cooperation agenda. In particular the role of social protection plays in alleviating and preventing poverty as well as creating social and economic development has now been largely recognised by international agencies, donors, governments and civil […]

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Briefing – Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Briefing - Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Social security is a human right. More than 60 years ago, article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared ‘Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security’. Nevertheless, the everyday life of billions of people around the world, from North to […]

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