Public group: Public Group on Employment, VET and Social Protection

Study on Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa - Final Report


The draft of this report was the subject of a workshop held in Addis Ababa in February with representatives of partner governments in Africa, the African Union Commission and other stakeholders, which informed its finalisation.

It focuses on the fiscal framework, labour markets and sustainable livelihoods,  and the extension of social protection into the informal economy, as well as reviewing social protection per se.

The recommendations for future support are found on pages 85-88 and can be summarised as follows:

1. Cement national ownership and a partnership approach

2. Enhanced domestic financing and the creation of fiscal space

3. Mobilise domestic resources

4. Support sustainability of social protection interventions

5. Limited role of external financing

6. Balanced and well-targeted mix of contributory and non-contributory interventions

7. A dedicated focus on informal economy workers

8. Addressing specific vulnerabilities

9. The need for a suitable policy basis and legal framework

10. Flexible approaches responding to the diversity of economic and labour market dynamics

11. Potential expanded role for EC (and other donors)  in SSA labour market intervention

12. Potential expanded role for EC (and other donors) in SSA sustainable livelihood promotion

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Thematic: Social Protection; Geographical: Sub-Saharan Africa; Type of document: Reports and studies; Date: 2013; Language: English;