Public Employment Services, and Activation Policies
Reviews international experiences with the design and implementation of activation programs through the prism of incentives and sanctions.
Private Pension Systems: Cross-Country Investment Performance
Examines the relationship between pension fund performance and the structure of a country’s private pension industry and the design of its pension schemes.
Global Pension Systems and Their Reform: Worldwide Drivers, Trends, and Challenges
Reviews recent and ongoing key changes that are triggering reforms; outlines the main trends across pillars; and identifies areas needing focus.
Labor Markets in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Trends and Implications for SP&L Policies
Reviews labor market trends throughout the developing world; identifies issues/policy priorities across countries; and derives implications for the Bank’s new SP&L Strategy.
Safety Nets Change Lives, Protect Families
Safety nets are among the top themes of the 2012 Spring Meetings. Watch a video to see how two families have benefited.
Bank Launches Social Protection & Labor Strategy
Ten-year strategy calls for investing in stronger social protection and labor systems, expanding the reach of safety nets.
ASPIRE: Atlas Provides Social Protection Data
Online tool is the most up-to-date compilation of global social protection and labor estimates.
The Social Protection Unit, as part of the Human Development Network, supports the World Bank and client countries to assist individuals, households and communities to better manage the income and welfare risks that affect vulnerable groups. The unit is charged with developing concepts and strategies for Social Protection policy and with carrying out support functions to operational work, largely in the areas of Disability, Labor Markets, Pensions, Safety Nets and Social Funds. In all these areas, the unit provides operational support to the Regions and leadership for strategy development and results, knowledge management, training, and development of partnerships.