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ISSPF Signature Event: A step forward in making the case for inclusive social security in MENA


By senior social policy specialist Shahir Ishak The Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) recently led training in inclusive social protection across the MENA region and ‘national days’ – workshops addressing social policy with key actors in Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. The event, held in November, explored the key arguments and policy proposals for shifting […]

The World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 and Status of Social Protection in the Arab States and beyond: Making a Rights-based choice

Amman, Jordan

By María del Mar Logrono Narbona (Senior Management and Research Advisor, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development) Shea McClanahan (Senior Social Policy Specialist, Development Pathways) Daniel Hughes (Research Assistant, Development Pathways) On September 1st 2021, the ILO launched its World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 (WSPR 2020-2022). This is the third report of its kind since […]

Blog: Social security in Egypt: is it time to move on from the current 19th Century model?

Cairo, Egypt

By Stephen Kidd History tells us that inclusive, lifecycle national social security systems play a key role in enabling nations to tackle poverty and inequality, promote human development, build the social contract, generate social cohesion and stimulate economic growth. Indeed, the world’s most successful economies have, over many decades, built comprehensive social security systems that […]