Supporting the Implementation of Sustainable Social Protection Floors for the Workers and their Families in ASEAN - Phase II


Project properties

RAS/17/51/KOR World Myanmar Cambodia Viet Nam Korea, Republic Of Completed This project is part of the Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All


In ASEAN there is a growing consensus that the progressive extension of social protection to all is a key objective in policy formulation for reducing poverty and inequalities, and achieving inclusive and sustainable development. However, coverage and level of protection across the population and across countries remain unequal and insufficient, despite the growing political commitment for more and better social protection coverage. The Project will focus its technical intervention mainly in the area of social insurance, building on the lessons learned from the Project first phase but also on the lessons from past assistance provided by the ILO to the selected countries; and making use of its established networks, comprising policy makers, scheme administrators, research institutes, and technical officials of various implementing agencies in the target countries. The project will also aim at fostering regional exchanges, sharing lessons learned and best practices. Whenever possible a particular attention will be provided to the example of the development of social insurance in Korea, with its potential to constitute a source of inspiration for countries who are giving their first steps in the development of their own systems.


  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
  • 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
  • 5.4 Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality


01.04.2018 - 31.05.2021


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Timeline of linked projects

٦٨٨ RAS/17/51/KOR 04 01 2018 05 31 2021
01 01 2018 12 31 2019 Myanmar - Coverage of existing social insurance schemes extended for formal workers and their dependents (country programme 2018-19) ٨٢٧
01 01 2018 12 31 2019 Cambodia - Social protection (system, benefits and access) expanded, in particular among workers in the informal economy, and to men, women, youth and vulnerable groups in Cambodia (country programme 2018-19) ٨٣٤