Social protection floor for a fair and inclusive globalization [electronic resource] : report of the Advisory Group chaired by Michelle Bachelet convened by the ILO with the collaboration of the WHO / International Labour Office.

International Labour Office.
Geneva : International Labour Office, 2011.
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Report of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group chaired by Michelle Bachelet. In many ways the power of the social protection floor lies in its simplicity. The floor is based on the idea that everyone should enjoy at least basic income security sufficient to live, guaranteed through transfers in cash or in kind, such as pensions for the elderly and persons with disabilities, child benefits, income support benefits and/or employment guarantees and services for the unemployed and working poor.
Preface; Foreword; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Executive summary; Introduction; A missing link in a fair and inclusive globalization; The social protection floor is necessary; Feasible; Effective; The structure of this report; 1. The social protection floor - A policy coherence approach; The concept; Social protection floors in practice; International recognition; 2. The global social challenge; Pervasive poverty and income inequality; Social security is still a privilege; Lack of essential health services; Inadequate access to water, sanitation and housing
Food insecurity and nutritional deficits Demographic challenges; Fragile and conflict-affected countries; 3. The case for the social protection floor; Realizing human rights and social justice; An effective tool for combating poverty and inequality; Accelerating progress towards achieving the MDG's and beyond; Affordable even in low-income countries; Ensuring adequate opportunities for decent work; Helping to address the social and economic impact of crises and global economic imbalances; A tool for gender empowerment; Enhancing social cohesion; 4. Implementing the social protection floor
The picture at present Fiscal space and financial sustainability; Committing donors and promoting innovative financing; International coherence and coordination; Pathways to economic inclusion; Scale and beneficiary selection; Institutional arrangements; Monitoring and evaluation; New technologies can assist the extension of social protection coverage; 5. Recommendations; Principles for the implementation of nationally defined social protection floors; Monitoring progress; Policy coherence and coordination among international organizations; Linking to the Millennium Development Goals and beyond
International standard-setting mechanisms International development cooperation and support to low-income countries; Annex; The Social Protection Floor Advisory Group:Background and composition; Bibliography; Figures; Figure 1. Evolution of health protection coverage as a percentage of total population, selected countries; Figure 2. The social protection floor: Integrated social policies to protect and empower people across the life cycle; Figure 3. The floor can stimulate emergence of a virtuous circle
Figure 4. Global income distribution by population quintiles,1990-2007 or latest available year Figure 5. Old-age pension beneficiaries as a percentage of the population above retirement age, latest available year; Figure 6. Unemployment: Effective coverage worldwide; Figure 7. Life expectancy at birth, 2009; Figure 8. European Union: Impact of social transfers (including and excluding pensions) on the at-risk-of-poverty rate for the total population(percentage reduction), 2007; Figure 9. Summary of impact assessments of existing social transfer schemes in 30 countries
Figure 10. Simulated costs for developing countries of universal social pensions designed to keep older persons out of extreme poverty, 2005 and 2050
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Bachelet, Michelle.
World Health Organization.