*The website is in Portuguese
Only one evert five person enjoys adequate social protection in the world. Given this notable exclusion, efforts have multiplied over the last ten years at international and national levels to extend social protection in the world. Despite progress, the challenge remains an extraordinary relevant. In this context the Global Campaign on Social Security and Coverage for All was lauched by ILO in 2003.
The extension of social protection immediately questioned the financial and institutional capacity of the countries concerned. It also questioned the design of systems tailored to the needs of individuals and national and local contexts. In developing countries, these contexts are particularly marked by the importance of poverty and informality, limiting the development of social insurance models which are present in developed countries. The need for innovation is crucial. Access to information and knowledge, shared experiences emerge as key factors in this way to streamline and make more effective the efforts of those who aim to expand social protection.
Today, in addition to a high deficit of access to information in this area, it seems that the information on local and national experiences of extending social protection in the world are scattered, making them difficult to be accessed, and reducing their potential, especially when it comes to applying this information in the conduct of practical activities such as defining and implementing strategies and extension mechanisms.
Website: http://www.cipsocial.org (in portugese)