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Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems

ILO-IMF Financing social protection in times of fiscal consolidation

World Bank/IMF 2018 Spring Meetings in Washington.

Side event "Financing Universal Social Protection to promote Inclusive Development and Reduce Inequality"



18 April 2018

Isabel Ortiz, Director of Social Protection, ILO: Financing universal social protection to promote inclusive development and reduce inequality

David Coady, Chief of the Expenditure Policy Division at the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Protection Specialist, Development Pathways: Inclusive lifecycle social protection: why is it opposed by the World Bank and IMF?

Carolina Dantas, Social Protection Officer, Trade Union Confederation of the Americas: How have IMF and World Bank policies impacted the development of social protection systems in Latin America

Anush Bezhanyan, Practice Manager, Social Protection and Labour, World Bank Group


Peter Bakvis, Director ITUC/Global Unions – Washington Office, International Trade Union Confederation


World Bank/IMF 2015 Annual Meetings. Side event: Social protection, inequality and growth in times of fiscal consolidation





8 October 2015

Jose Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

José Antonio Ocampo, Professor Columbia Univ. former Minister of Finance (presentation)

Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department, IMF (presentation)

Peter Bakvis, Director DC ITUC/Global Unions

Isabel Ortiz, Director, Social Protection Department, ILO - Launch of The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries, published by ILO, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University and the South Centre (presentation)

Video of the event