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WHO QualityRights Guidance and Training tools

Resources - Year: 2017

As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance modules. The modules can be used to build capacity among mental health practitioners, people with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, people using mental health services, families, care partners and other supporters, NGOs, DPOs...

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Social Security Programs Throughout the World

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This publication, published by the Social Security Administration of the United States of America and the International Social Security Association highlights the principal features of social security programs in more than 170 countries.   Link to...

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socialprotection.org

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socialprotection.org is an interactive, member based, unbranded platform hosted by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It aims to facilitate knowledge-sharing on effective social protection policies and programmes, as well as contribute to capacity building by drawing on the experiences...

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Ideas for Development

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Here the Agence Française de Développement provides a forum to exchange experiences and compare ideas: the Ideas for Development blog. This blog is facilitated by its services and is intended for all development actors, from both the North and South, and the public interested in development. Link to Ideas...

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UN Women Policy Brief Series

Resources - Year: 2015

The UN Women policy brief series synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on key policy areas around gender equality and women’s rights in an accessible format. The series aims to bridge the research and policy divide by identifying issues that require urgent policy attention and propose a set...

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Social Protection and the Inter-American Development Bank

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Families in Latin America and the Caribbean are often faced with unexpected events that can affect their income, productive capacity, assets, and quality of life. A family’s response to these events depends on its ability to minimize their impact and mitigate any potential consequences. Those with greater assets and...

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World Food Day Blog

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The World Food Day blog’s main objective is to offer a space for the exchange of ideas related to the goal, purpose, design, implementation and assessment of social protection programmes in developing countries. The blog is written by professionals engaged in field and policy work  and aspires to raise...

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The Rights to Water and Sanitation

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This site explains why water and sanitation as human rights are key to achieving universal access to safe water and sanitation. Also, find out about what progress has been made in getting the rights recognised and what impact the implementation of the rights has made so far. Learn about...

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The right to Social Security in European Constitutions: Compendium of provisions of European Constitutions related to the right to social security

Resources - Author: Alexander Egorov, Elisabeth Fombuena, Lola Tonini Alabiso / Year: 2015

This document was prepared in October 2012 and revised in July 2015. It contains, for the constitutions of 48 European countries, a compendium of their provisions that affirm the right to social security, social protection, or social assistance; obligations of the State to protect individuals against specific social risks...

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Pension Watch: Social Protection in Older Age

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HelpAge is an international network of organisations dedicated to achieving the right to social security so that all people can enjoy a dignified and secure older age. Pension Watch supports this aim by working towards universal pension coverage in developing countries. Our team of social protection experts engage with...

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The Atlas of Social Protection Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE)

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The Social Protection and Labor (SPL) Global Practice is committed to develop and update a comprehensive set of comparable and accessible indicators to help measure SPL system performance. This portal provides harmonized indicators to describe the country context where SPL program operate and to analyze performance of social assistance,...

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Inclusive Social Protection Toolbox (GIZ)

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Persons with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else to protection from basic social and economic risks and to access appropriate services, regardless of their disability or gender. This website helps give you the tools to design inclusive social protection...

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Overseas Development Institute Social Protection Programme

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Here is a link to the ODI’s social protection programme. You will find reports, policy briefs, information about events, and commentaries. Main themes include: Vulnerable groups, social development and social protection, Social protection and economic development, The politics of social protection, Social protection and safety nets in risks, shocks,...

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Development Pathways

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Development Pathways is a growing consultancy firm specializing in social policy in international development. The company brings together a group of international development practitioners – and an expanding network of consultants – with extensive experience of working on social protection, social development, management information systems, gender and social inclusion...

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ILO Social Protection Platform

Resources - Year: 2014, 2015

The Social Protection Platform is the International Labour Office’s global knowledge sharing tool to extend social protection. The platform aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, capture and document experiences, identify knowledge gaps and facilitate the creation of knowledge through the promotion of innovation. To achieve this goal, the...

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Universal Human Rights Index

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The Universal Human Rights Index provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Link to this...

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Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database

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Inventory of social protection measures in developing countries that aims to provide evidence on the availability and effectiveness of various programmes. Prepared by Armando Barrientos, Rebecca Holmes and James Scott for the Brooks World Poverty Institute, The University of Manchester and the Overseas Development Institute (August 2008). Link to...

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NORMLEX Information System on International Labour Standards

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NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws Link to this...

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ESCR-Net Case law Database

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Database established by ESCR-Net which allows you to search a useful collection of cases related to economic and social rights from around the world according to countries and themes. Link to this...

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