Researchers from the IPC-IG discuss social protection as an instrument for inclusive development



Rafael Osorio and Nicolo Bird, researchers from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), participated in the international conference “Social Protection: a lever for a more equitable and resilient development”, organised by the National Economic and Social Council of Algeria (Le Conseil national Économique, Social et Environnemental, CNESE). 


The conference aimed to share perspectives on the evolution of social protection as an instrument for a more inclusive development, embodying the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—"leave no one behind"—in a context marked by changes in forms of work, the persistence of informal work, as well as environmental and health changes. 


Rafael Osorio took part in the panel “National social protection systems”, sharing  Brazil’s example of a country that has succeed in building effective social protection systems that are able to respond in a timely manner to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 


On the following day, Nicolo Brid was one of the speakers in the workshop “Social protection in the face of economic and demographic challenges in Algeria”, addressing social protection as a mechanism for inclusive development. The workshop allowed participants to discuss ways to advance the social protection agenda, especially in countries with challenging fiscal contexts, and ponder the best ways to sustainably finance its two components: social insurance and social assistance. 


The conference also had the participation of representatives from the International Labour Organization, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank, and UNDP Algeria. It was attended by Algeria’s Prime Minister; the Minister of Finance; the Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs; the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security; and the Minister of Health. 


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