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Towards Generalized and Equitable Social Security Coverage in Africa. Linkages between Public and Private Social Protection Initiatives Aiming at the Extension of Social Protection for the Poor and the Excluded in the Informal Economy

Small Grant


Africa - Social Protection


This project aims at finding practical solutions for expanding social security coverage in Africa. The objectives of the project are: to analyse on a comparative basis public efforts and community-based social protection systems; to identify and carry out a typology of the various mechanisms used in this area, to provide an overview of ways in which social protection could be extended, based on a combination of public and private efforts; to promote the research results in countries where the existence of community-based social protection systems may be able to expand social protection; and promote the development of mutualist social protection on the basis of results from previous studies. For more information, please refer to the French version.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 46,675

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Project Team

Mr Pascal Ndiaye , Principal Member, International Labour Organisation (ILO) .

Mr Wouter Van Ginneken , Principal Member, International Labour Organisation (ILO) .