The slide presentation and the webinar's recording of the webinar the “Work Bank, IMF and Universal Social Protection following COVID-19: The Good, the Bad and the Unclear” are now available. The webinar took place on 20 October, 2022.
In the webinar World Bank, IMF and Universal Social Protection following COVID-19: The Good, the Bad and the Unclear, representatives from different CSOs, unions, and workers’ organisations have shared their perspectives on whether, and if so, how, international financial institutions (IFIs) have changed their position on social protection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on newly published evidence, we discussed what is new regarding IFI’s engagement on social protection, what counts as progress, and what are areas where IFIs may continue to fall short on realising the right to social protection for all.
Lena Simet, Senior Researcher on Poverty and Inequality, Human Rights Watch
Tavengwa Nhongo, Executive Director, African Platform for Social Protection
Daisy Sibun, Social Policy Officer, Development Pathways
Evelyn Astor, Economic and Social Policy Advisor, International Trade Union Confederation
Ghislaine Saizonou Broohm, Coordinator of the Department of Equality and Social, ITUC Africa
Florian Juergens-Grant, Project Manager, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
Moderator Rachel Moussié, Director of Programmes, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing
OrganisersAction Contre La Faim, ACF (Action Against Hunger), Act Church of Sweden, The Africa Platform for Social Protection, APSP, Development PathwaysInitiative for Policy Dialogue, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, Human Rights Watch, International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC, African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC-Africa/CSI-Afrique and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, WIEGO.
Act Church of Sweden, Action Against Hunger France, Development Pathways, Can a leopard change its spots?
WIEGO and ITUC Africa: Building Forward Better: Investing in Africa's Workers (also in French and Spanish)
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Global Social Justice (GSJ), International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC), Public Services International (PSI), ActionAid International, Arab Watch Coalition, Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad, Financial Transparency Coalition, Latindadd, Third World Network (TNW)
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.