Social protection and labor systems buffer individuals from shocks and equip them to improve their livelihoods and create opportunities, building a better life for themselves and their families.
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July 15, 2014 — A social safety net program in six African countries is providing families with cash and other benefits to protect against hunger, steadily reduce poverty and build resilience against climate change.Read More »
June 23, 2014 — Globally, only 34 countries have high-quality, easily accessible data on something as important—and basic—as the causes of death of their citizens. By providing people with legal proof of identity, they can get passports, open bank accounts, vote, and access education and social security services. Read More »
The new Social Protection & Labor Strategy lays out a path to deepen the World Bank's involvement, capacity, knowledge and impact in helping developing countries build social protection and labor systems.