How to mainstream social protection in the European Development Fund's (EDF) National Indicative Programmes (NIPs). African and Caribbean civil society shows us the way.

Agenda 2030 and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda have reiterated governments’ commitment to the realisation of decent work and social protection for all:
"We are committed to ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. All people must enjoy a basic standard of living, including through social protection systems." (Agenda 2030, paragraph 24)

The EU, through its development cooperation policy and programmes, is already greatly contributing to the achievement of these objectives. The forthcoming review of the National Indicative Programmes (NIPs) negotiated in the framework of the 11th European Development Fund, can be an opportunity to further pursue the progressive realisation of the right to decent work and social protection for all and better align the EDF programme with the Agenda 2030 spirit.

Through the Social Protection Monitor, launched this week to mark the World Day for Social Justice (20 February 20), African and Caribbean CSOs will tell us how. This week Malawi will be in the spotlight...

Read the full version of the Social Protection Monitor report from Malawi here.

Every week, we’ll highlight one of the country reports that have been the result of the joint efforts by the FES, Africa Platform for Social Protection and SOLIDAR. This week’s edition covers Malawi, you can read the full version of the communication here.

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