Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


100 Years of social protection: The road to universal social protection systems and floors. Volume 1: 50 country cases

ILO, Social Protection Department
Case study
Consultations 6480 / Download 17044

Summary (English)

This volume documents how countries in Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe have achieved universal coverage in the areas of child and maternity benefits, disability and old age pensions, health and others; which financing sources countries have allocated for the extension of social protection; what innovations governments have implemented to ensure that no one is left behind. This volume also documents historical perspectives to understand how national social security systems have advanced over the past decades. These country experiences are useful for practitioners and policy-makers, to provide the basis for better informed policies.