9 March 2023

International Labour Organization, ILO; United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF; Global coalition for social protection floors; European Union, EU

Funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), the Social Protection and Public Finance Management Programme (SP&PFM Programme)’s approach is to support evidence generation based on sex-disaggregated data and provide technical advice to ensure national social protection programmes can play a key role in responding to the specific needs of boys and girls, men and women, while reversing the gender imbalances through social protection laws and programmes, including linkages to complementary social and employment services and access to information. The Programme also focuses on breaking the cycle of gender inequalities that trap women in informal and low-paid jobs without adequate social protection to prevent or overcome poverty. This requires removing barriers to accessing decent work and social protection schemes. The Programme considers social protection policies in the context of poverty reduction, employment, formalisation, care, migration, and other macroeconomic policies. This was the fourth webinar of the Improving Synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management series,  as part of the Programme knowledge exchange and communications initiative, aiming to learn from country experiences and contribute to the international debate on innovative solutions to increase financing and improve PFM for strengthening national social protection systems to achieve universal coverage for all. 


  • Dörte Bosse, Head of Sector for horizontal coordination, social protection and disabilities, European Union Directorate-General for International Partnerships
  • Lauren Whitehead, Social Protection and Gender Lead, UNICEF NYHQ
  • Shana Fabienne Hoehler, Technical Officer ILO
  • Allen Nakalo, Social Policy Officer UNICEF

Moderator: Uzziel Twagilimana, Deputy Director in charge of Programs, WSM

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Registrants: 357


Attendees: 179


Youtube views: 279

(until september/2023)