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Recommendations on Social Protection Floors: Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions

Edited by Tineke Dijkhoff, George Letlhokwa Mpedi
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About this book:

Recommendation on Social Protection Floors: Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions assesses the catalogue of principles included in the ILO Recommendation on Social Protection Floors from a legal perspective. Despite the international community’s recognition of social protection as a human right, the vast majority of the world’s population still has no access to social protection. In a major effort to address this situation, the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted the Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 of 2012. However, because of the wide variety of possible schemes (and techniques that can be employed to administer them), there is a genuine risk that important values relating to social protection will be overlooked in implementing the Recommendation. This book, a collection of essays, contains an in-depth analysis of the Recommendation and sets forth a clear and practicable set of principles that can be used both as a policy tool and as an assessment framework for the creation, maintenance, and supervision of a national social protection floor.

What’s in this book:

This book pays detailed attention to each of the Recommendation’s key principles, including the following:

  • state responsibility;
  • universality of protection;
  • entitlement based in law;
  • adequacy and predictability of benefits;
  • non-discrimination;
  • financial solidarity;
  • good governance;
  • coherence of policies; and
  • social participation.

A special feature of this book is its inclusion of case studies that display innovative social protection schemes focusing on children and families, persons of working age (particularly workers from the informal sector), and elderly persons. A concluding section offers useful insights into the measures that can be taken and lessons learned.

How this will help you:

As a deeply informed and practical guide to ways in which states can (and do) establish and maintain a social protection floor as a fundamental element of their national social protection systems, this book has no peers. This book provides up-to-date input for the current political and academic discourse on social protection floors and thereby fills the existing gap in this literature. Thus, this book aids jurists, academics, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to identify deficits and implementation failures and to solve complex problems concerning social protection floors.

Last Updated 11/21/2017
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041186232
SKU 10059177-0001
Table of Contents

Editors

Contributors

Preface

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

PART I
Introduction to the Social Protection Floors: Basic Principles and Broader Context

CHAPTER 1
Recommendation on Social Protection Floors and Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions: General Introduction
Tineke Dijkhoff & Letlhokwa George Mpedi

CHAPTER 2
Principles for National Social Protection Floors
Tineke Dijkhoff

CHAPTER 3
Implementing the Principles of Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)
Christina Behrendt, Emmanuelle Saint-Pierre Guilbault, Maya Stern-Plaza, Victoire Umuhire & Veronika Wodsak

CHAPTER 4
Social Protection Floors and the Right to Food
Stephen Devereux

PART II
Implementation of the Basic Principles: Case Studies

CHAPTER 5
The Child Support Grant in the Republic of South Africa
Letlhokwa George Mpedi

CHAPTER 6
Conditional Cash Transfers for Families and Children under Mexico’s PROSPERA Programme
Gabriela Mendizábal Bermúdez

CHAPTER 7
Argentina: From an Emblematic Case to Its Institutionalization – An Analysis of the Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection
Laura Pautassi

CHAPTER 8
Tunisian National Programme for Assistance to Families in Need
Tania Abbiate

CHAPTER 9
Chile Solidario CCT Programme: New Logic Behind Chilean Social Protection Programmes
Pablo Arellano Ortiz

CHAPTER 10
Does Employment Guarantee Support a Social Protection Floor?: A Case Study of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in India
Babu P. Remesh

CHAPTER 11
Namibia National Pension Scheme
Mathias Nyenti

CHAPTER 12
Old-Age Allowance Scheme in Thailand
Worawet Suwanrada

PART III
Conclusions

CHAPTER 13
A Framework of Principles as a Policy and Assessment Tool: Conclusions
Tineke Dijkhoff & Letlhokwa George Mpedi

Appendix

Volumes