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Social protection for children: Key policy trends and statistics

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2015

This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of child and family benefits in 183 countries; (ii) presents the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher income economies; (iii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of child and family...

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Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015. From fiscal consolidation to expanding social protection: Key to crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2014

This policy paper: (i) examines IMF government spending projections for 181 countries, identifying two main phases: fiscal expansion (2008-2009) and fiscal consolidation (2010 onwards); (ii) presents the main adjustment measures considered since 2010 and their adverse socio-economic impacts in both high income and developing countries; (iii) analyses divergent trends...

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Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2014

This policy paper: (i) examines the dimensions of the global health crisis based on severe deficits in health protection and limited access to health care; (ii) presents the extent of the health crisis at global, regional and national level as well as rural/urban divergences within countries and their root causes; (iii)...

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Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2014

This ILO policy paper (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pensions systems, their coverage and benefits, and public expenditures on social security in 178 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iii) presents...

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