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Title 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.

Imprint Geneva : International Labour Office, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 117 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-117).
Contents 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 deficitsDemographic challenges; Fragile and conflict-affected countries; 3. The case for the socialprotection floor; Realizing human rights and social justice; An effective tool for combating poverty and inequality; Accelerating progress towards achievingthe MDGs and beyond; Affordable even in low-income countries; Ensuring adequate opportunities for decent work; Helping to address the social and economic impactof crises and global economic imbalances; A tool for gender empowerment; Enhancing social cohesion; 4. Implementing the socialprotection floor.
The picture at presentFiscal 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 extensionof social protection coverage; 5. Recommendations; Principles for the implementationof nationally defined social protection floors; Monitoring progress; Policy coherence and coordinationamong international organizations; Linking to the Millennium Development Goalsand beyond.
International standard-setting mechanismsInternational development cooperationand 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 percentageof total population, selected countries; Figure 2. The social protection floor: Integrated social policies to protectand 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 yearFigure 5. Old-age pension beneficiaries as a percentage of the populationabove 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 excludingpensions) on the at-risk-of-poverty rate for the total population(percentage reduction), 2007; Figure 9. Summary of impact assessments of existing social transfer schemesin 30 countries.
Summary 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.
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Subject Social security.
Social planning.
World health.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bachelet, Michelle, 1951-
International Labour Office.
World Health Organization.
Other Form: Print version: Social protection floor for a fair and inclusive globalization. Geneva : International Labour Office, 2011 9789221253372 (OCoLC)772110966
ISBN 9789221253389 (electronic bk.)
9221253384 (electronic bk.)