Law No. 135/AN/97, introduced in 1997, established the basis for “the reform of the social security system”. This law was introduced to replace a social benefit fund and the inter-enterprise medical service. The aim was to promote state disengagement in social security and the reduction of state control.
In 2002, the Organisme de protection sociale (Organisation for Social Protection) was established to set the basis for retirement regime for salaried workers within a contributory framework. It allows for voluntary insurance and a range of benefits such as family allowances, compensation for work related injuries. Non-contributory Social assistance measures have been discontinued.
In the Education Sector, there are The Ten Year Education Master Plan (2000-2010) and the Action Plan for 2000-2005 that make education compulsory for up to nine years. An Action Framework for the Promotion of Girls Education has also been adopted. In the Health Sector, it can be mentioned the National Health Development Plan that focuses among a range of issues on reproductive health, the control of malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. All these programmes are central in promoting the MDGs and in reducing deprivations in health and education.