Development of a template to produce country profiles to serve as a knowledge base for comprehensive social protection systems and reforms for ESCWA Member States

Start Date: Status: Ongoing

Description

This project seeks to establish a comprehensive country-based SP knowledge foundation, which enables ESCWA to provide qualified policy advice and technical support to the ESCWA Member States with their SP reform objectives. The template produced and the process undertaken is meant to enable and facilitate cross-country knowledge exchange for the Group of Experts on Social Protection Reforms (GESPR) who will serve as the country focal points for the ESCWA process but also for their peer-to-peer learning on relevant policy/design, delivery mechanism, SP financing and organizational set-up issues. To this end IPC-IG collaborates with ESCWA to develop a highly user-friendly, self-explanatory draft template providing ESCWA Member States’ government entities hands-on guidance to produce comprehensive social protection systems and reforms country profiles.

Partners

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Region/Countries

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria , Bahrain , Egypt , Iraq , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Libya , Mauritania , Morocco , Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Somalia , Sudan , Syria , Tunisia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty

Project Results

Template and training 

In colaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the IPC-IG developed a template for a comprehensive SP systems and reforms country profile. The IPC-IG also provided a presentation of the template for the project team members and an introductory training session on how to use the template. 

  1. Template including the core aspects of a comprehensive social protection systems and reforms country profile, providing sufficient guiding information on how to produce country profiles highlighting findings, gaps and strengths of the social protection system.
  2. Presentation for the project team members on how to use the template.