The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, a network of almost 90 NGOs and trade unions organisation worldwide, is happy to announce the publication of The Social Protection Floor Index (SPFI), Monitoring National Social Protection Policy Implementation. The Index was developed by a group of master students from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance under the supervision of Michael Cichon.
The Index (SPFI) is a composite indicator based on the SPFs Recommendation No.202, which serves as a conceptual framework. It measures the potential costs (in % of GDP) to close gaps in the national social protection floor (gaps in income security and health security).
Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 and beyond.
The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provides medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aims to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
This initiative is implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.