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Assessing Fiscal Policies from a Human Rights Perspective: Methodological case study on the use of available resources to realize economic, social and cultural rights in Guatemala

Resources - Year: 2017

In 2009 the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and the Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales (ICEFI) produced a report titled Rights or Privileges? Fiscal commitment to the rights to health, education and food in Guatemala. A collaboration between an international human rights organization and a Central American...

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Uganda Social Protection Financing Options Programme (Final Report)

Resources - Author: Francis Twinamatsiko, Tim Cammack / Year: 2013

Social protection is globally recognized as a critical component of national development strategies and key to achieving inclusive pro poor, equitable development. To realize Uganda’s social protection goals the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid and UNICEF,...

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JICA Thematic Guide to Social Protection

Resources - Year: 2014

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Thematic Guideline is a reference document targeting the wide ranging internal and external stakeholders in social protection. The purpose of the Guideline is to provide basic information and knowledge about social protection such as an overview of social protection around the world, trends...

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Employment and social protection in the new demographic context

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2013

The changing age structure of the population has potentially significant implications for economic development, labour markets and well-being in different development contexts. It raises issues of possible shortages in labour supply and skills, productivity and innovation and the provision of adequate social protection and other services for an increasingly...

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The 2012 Ageing Report: Economic and budgetary projections for the 27 EU Member States (2010-2060)

Resources - Author: Economic Policy Committee, European Commission / Year: 2012

This report analyses the economic and budgetary impact of an ageing population over the long-term. Presented to the ECOFIN council in May 2012, the report details the expenditure projections covering pensions, health care, long-term care, education and unemployment transfers for all Member States of the European Union. The report...

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Social Budgeting

Resources - Author: Krzysztof Hagemejer, Michael Cichon, Wolfgang Scholz / Year: 2000

The first part of the book provides guidance for designing a social accounting system. The second part shows how the relationships between the economy and the social protection system can be translated into a quantitative model which permits projections and simulations to be carried out. Includes two concrete country...

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Report on austerity measures and economic and social rights

Resources - Year: 2012

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, considers the impact of austerity measures on economic, social and cultural rights, in particular on the right to work and the right to social security, with a specific focus on women, migrants and older persons. It also lays out...

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Financing social protection

Resources - Author: Arthur van de Meerendonk, Fabio Bertranou, Krzysztof Hagemejer, Michael Cichon, Pierre Plamondon, Wolfgang Scholz / Year: 2004

Designing social protection systems that are effective and equitable as well as fiscally, financially and economically efficient has been a challenge for many countries. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the many financing options available while also provides a thorough analysis of their advantages and disadvantages and their...

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Austerity measures that contravene Conventions by reducing social protection and increasing poverty

Legal depository - Country: World / Body: ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2009

In its general report of 2009, the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) observed that the global financial crisis was posing a real threat to the financial viability and sustainable development of social security systems and undermining the application of ILO social security standards....

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Austerity measures that contravene Conventions by reducing social protection and increasing poverty in Greece

Legal depository - Country: Greece / Body: ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2014

Recalling previous recommendations, the Committee observed that the austerity measures in conjunction with the continuous contractions of the economy, employment and public finances posed a threat to the viability of the Greek national social security system, resulting in the impoverishment of the population, thus undermining the application of all...

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Namibia Social Protection Floor Assessment

Resources - Year: 2014

This report is the result of collaboration between the Government of Namibia and the ILO. Drawing on the Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review (SPER) and Social Budget methodologies, the objectives of the report are: 1) to improve the knowledge and information base on the coverage and performance of...

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Social security: Three lessons from the global crisis

Resources - Author: Christina Behrendt, Florence Bonnet, Krzysztof Hagemejer, Michael Cichon / Year: 2011

This article focuses on three lessons that can be drawn from responses to the global crisis: People covered by different social security arrangements with respect to financing, design and coverage are exposed to economic shocks in different degrees. With adequate financing, design and coverage, social security acts as an economic...

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Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Legal depository - Year: 2012

Recommendation No. 202 is the first international instrument to offer guidance to countries to close social security gaps and progressively achieve universal protection through the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive social security systems. To this aim, the Recommendation calls for (1) the implementation, as a priority, of social protection...

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Sustainable financing

Ensuring the financial sustainability of social protection schemes and systems is key to realizing the right to social security. Financial sustainability is often discussed in the context of demographic trends (increased longevity, declining fertility rates and increasing mobility), yet a comprehensive assessment also needs to take into account structural...

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