What is QUATRAIN AFRICA?
African Governments face the challenge of effectively extending social protection to all members of their societies after very limited success so far through traditional forms of social security programmes and in view of limited or deficient delivery capacities to perform better.
The ILO is devoted to helping to create an enabling environment to achieve the social aims of each society without corruption and with transparent, efficient and social transfers effectively administered. One necessary condition for the successful implementation of social security is the availability of sufficiently trained technical experts, managers, policy makers and tripartite partners. Against this background, Governments agreed in April 2007 at the occasion of the 11th African Regional Meeting, which focussed on the Decent Work Agenda in Africa for 2007-2015, that the construction of durable social security systems requires a national and long-term commitment. This project initiative is directed to help governments:
- Coherently plan social protection priorities;
- Project financial and fiscal implications of their choices; and
- Organize, control and evaluate experience over time so they remain effective or adopt timely reforms to administer and manage sustainable national benefit delivery systems.
The general ILO training concept of QUATRAIN is adapted to the case of African countries to focus on the reinforcement of financial governance capacities and institutional tools at the national and institutional levels.
Project pilot countries
A preliminary selection of project pilot countries has been made on the basis of inclusion of social security within their ILO Decent Work Country Agenda.
- Sierra Leone