Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems

World Social Protection Report 2020-22

Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures.

Following a life-cycle approach, the report analyses progress with regard to universal social protection coverage, with a particular focus on achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes access to comprehensive statistical tables containing the latest social protection data, including detailed country data on SDG indicator 1.3.1.

  Figures by chapter

Social Protection for children and families

Social protection for women and men of working age

 Maternity protection

 Sickness benefits

 Employment injury protection

 Disability benefits

 Unemployment protection

Social protection for older women and men

Social health protection

  Access data / Statistical annexes