Development cooperation ,19.12.2014

One-UN Social Protection Floors Initiative


The One-UN Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPF-I) promotes successfully the goal of "UN Delivering as One": UN agencies promote together the human right to social protection and essential services for all (Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art. 22-27). This proposal (350.000e) is a 1-year extention (4/15-->) to an ILO-executed through which Finland encourages and supports the joint planning, coordination and statistics development of the UN country offices and HQs (incl. WB), developing country governments, development partner agencies and civil society organisations, in the framework of the Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B), where Finland is a respected member. Finland's previous support has enabled several countries in Asia and Africa to set up broadly participatory national dialogue processes and high-level technical studies for shaping national SPF strategies, and coordinating the activities of national and international partners. The next phase will focus on the development, testing and documentation of joint tools for country level "Inter-Agency Social Protection Assessments" (ISPA). As an outcome, developing country governments will receive increasingly well coordinated and harmonised support to their efforts to develop social protection floors and national social protection systems. As a development outcome, inequalities will be reduced when vulnerable children, women and men will be better able to manage the risks of impoverishment in all phases of their life cycle (e.g. childhood, maternity, ill health, old age, disability).

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Funding decision  19.12.2014

350 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Social/ welfare services 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Kansainvälinen työjärjestö



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