How to mainstream social protection in the European Development Fund’s programmes? Civil society in Haiti tells us how

The EU, through its development cooperation policy and programs, is greatly contributing to the achievement of decent work and social protection for all.

The forthcoming review of the National Indicative Programs (NIPs) - negotiated in the framework of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) - and the Cotonou Partnership Agreement can be an opportunity to further pursue the realisation of the right to decent work and social protection for all and better align the EDF programs with the SDG Agenda 2030 spirit.

Through the Social Protection Monitor, developed together with SOLIDAR members, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the African Platform for Social Protection (APSP), we have consulted our partners in the field who have told us how this can be done. This week Haiti will be in the spotlight...

How EU programs could help achieve social protection and decent work?
Our members and partners in Haiti tell us how
The EU National Indicative Programme should

  • Have a stronger focus on access to quality essential services offered free of charge.
  • Provide support to the government’s plan of extending social insurance to all workers, including the self-employed and informal sector workers. At the same time, the EU should support the development of a comprehensive financing plan which clearly outlines different funding sources and budgets for the different aspects of the social protection floor.
  • Focus on capacity building and other support to civil society, to ensure that they can play their role in monitoring Government’s initiatives in social protection and hold service providers accountable.
  • Support the full participation of civil society actors in the development of the new national social protection policy to ensure that all voices are heard and included.

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